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Rule "Possible agreement error: plural noun + singular verb"

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Description: Possible agreement error: plural noun + singular verb
Message: You should probably use: were.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • What happened when the dogs, Bob and Ben, was released.
    Correction suggestion: were
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • The dog was released.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: AGREEMENT_SENT_START [30]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-21 22:33:07 +0200)