Subject and verb agreement


I am unclear why "be" needs to be plural.

See example:

In light of this finding, should seminars similar to the First Year Seminar be offered to students in their second, third, and fourth year of college?
asked Nov 22 '12 at 19:07 Tamara Williams New member

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"Be" really isn't plural or singular.  It's just a part of "offered", which is the verb you are actually asking about.  "be offered" is correct and "be" by itself really doesn't do/mean much of anything.  I can't really think of a clear explanation, because there really isn't's just the English language hahaha

link comment answered Nov 24 '12 at 20:20 Scott Martin Contributor

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