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Rule "Agreement: Mass/singular noun + non-third-person verb"

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Description: Agreement: Mass/singular noun + non-third-person verb
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool
Message: Consider using third-person verb forms for singular and mass nouns.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Marketing, for instance, are bad for you.
    Correction suggestion: is
  • Marketing, for example, mean a lot of trouble.
    Correction suggestion: means
  • Jim, who is 8 years old, are good.
    Correction suggestion: is
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I think it is bad for you.
  • Reporting sample size analysis is generally required in psychology.
  • Most have four limbs except for caecilians.
  • Clayton, Please, mention this to Shirley.
  • Mark, Greg, Please pay special attention to the Engage Canada Physical worksheet.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: MASS_AGREEMENT [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-25 22:33:07 +0200)