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What is the rule 16 mean in subject verb agreement that states when fractions are used, the verb agrees with the object of the of phrase and examples

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  • Réponse publiée par: kirbydimaranan

    When used as a SUBJECT of a sentence (or a clause), a fraction can be considered either singular or plural depending on what it's pertaining to.

    To find what it's pertaining to, look for the object of the preposition "of" right after the fraction.

    Explanation:

    A. 1/4 of the pie was eaten.

    The subject, 1/4, pertains to the word "pie", which is SINGULAR. So, the verb should be singular as well (was).

    B. 1/4 of the pies were eaten.

    The subject, 1/4, pertains to the word "pies", which is PLURAL. So, the verb should be plural as well (were).

  • Réponse publiée par: abbigail333

    trust? name? promise? secret?

  • Réponse publiée par: homersoncanceranguiu
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    the most memorable moment in my life?
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