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Autor:  Márcio Farias
E-mail:  marcio_osorio@oi.com.br
Data:  05/JUL/2007 11:35 PM
Assunto:  Verbo
Mensagem:  No. Some backpedaling required here. We'd rather see "the cost of living and inflation" as a sole or solid entity having the power and structure of a single subject. A single subject usually requires a verb singular.

Your example reads singular. I repeat, singular. Your example sounds grammatically correct. I repeat, correct.

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Verbo  –  fabana  05/JUL/2007, 10:34 PM
Verbo  –  Márcio Farias  05/JUL/2007, 11:29 PM
 Verbo  –  Márcio Farias  05/JUL/2007, 11:35 PM
Verbo  –  Johannes  06/JUL/2007, 7:43 AM

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