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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  11/ABR/2012 8:58 PM
Assunto:  O que há de errado com estas frases?
 
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                                           SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT 

 

  Each of the nurses were very kind.

 

  Each of the nurses was very kind.

 

 

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/sv_agr.htm

Some indefinite pronouns are particularly troublesome Everyone and everybody (listed above, also) certainly feel like more than one person and, therefore, students are sometimes tempted to use a plural verb with them. They are always singular, though. Each is often followed by a prepositional phrase ending in a plural word (Each of the cars), thus confusing the verb choice. Each, too, is always singular and requires a singular verb.

Everyone has finished his or her homework.

You would always say, "Everybody is here." This means that the word is singular and nothing will change that.

Each of the students is responsible for doing his or her work in the library.


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O que há de errado com estas frases?  –  Evandro_PR  11/ABR/2012, 10:46 AM
O que há de errado com estas frases?  –  Oiroso_  11/ABR/2012, 11:23 AM
O que há de errado com estas frases?  –  Evandro_PR to Oiroso_  11/ABR/2012, 1:38 PM
O que há de errado com estas frases?  –  Dale-USA  11/ABR/2012, 2:02 PM
O que há de errado com estas frases?  –  PPAULO  11/ABR/2012, 8:20 PM
 O que há de errado com estas frases?  –  PPAULO  11/ABR/2012, 8:58 PM
O que há de errado com estas frases?  –  PPAULO  11/ABR/2012, 9:39 PM
O que há de errado com estas frases?  –  Dale-USA  12/ABR/2012, 1:09 PM
O que há de errado com estas frases?  –  PPAULO  12/ABR/2012, 7:14 PM

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