Subject Verb Agreement - Exceptions

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Should we use "see" or "sees" in the following sentence:

 

If a child see an advertisement, he might be greatly influenced by its contents.

asked Jan 31 '14 at 13:15 Low Hon Chau New member

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Here's an example of the subjunctive: "If a child were to see an advertisement, he might be greatly influenced..." But I can't think of any other exceptions. 

link answered Jan 31 '14 at 20:41 Twila New member

This sentence would not work in the subjunctive mood, because a child's seeing an ad would not be contrary to fact.

Lewis NeidhardtJan 31 '14 at 20:47

This sentence would not work in the subjunctive mood, because a child's seeing an ad would not be contrary to fact.

Lewis NeidhardtJan 31 '14 at 20:47

How about: if a child were to see a purple cow, he might think all cows are purple.

Patty TFeb 01 '14 at 02:56

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