For this sentence,
"The manner in which the government has handled this whole issue, coupled with other concerns, HAVE/HAS left most people puzzled."
Which one, have or has, should I use???
I think in terms of meaning, it is more accurate to use plural; However, it seems that the manner is the subject, so HAS should be used.
Or is it an example of "X and Y ARE. . ."???
For X or Y, should I use is/are? what if y is/are plural but x is not
Thank you so much for your answer! It is very helpful. But still I find it quite strange that two completely identical sentenses can be written with two different verbs.
iF I did not misunderstood you, then i guess the following two sentences are both correct:
1. A clown or two dancing dogs ARE sent to perform at the party.
2. Two dancing dogs or a clown IS sent to perform at the party.
Twisted the sentence a bit... what if one or none? Or two or none? should I use singular or plural verb?
|link||answered May 06 '14 at 18:37 alan New member|
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