Use of plural or singular verb

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"History, an inherent boundary-crosser, also draws insights from the applied disciplines, e.g., health and nutrition, and others in constructing contextual insights on the human condition of maternal health."

 

 

I think that history "draws insights" in this sentence as opposed to Grammarly suggestion to change it to history "draw insights". Which do you feel is correct in this context?

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History, an inherent boundary-crosser, also draws insights from the applied disciplines, e.g., health and nutrition, and others in constructing contextual insights on the human condition of maternal health.
edited May 16 '11 at 06:04 Pennie Colleton New member

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"Draws insights" is correct. The verb "draws" reaches back over the appositive "an inherent boundary-crosser" and conjugates based on its subject, "history." Therefore it is singular.

link comment answered May 16 '11 at 14:28 Collane Ramsey Expert

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