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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
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Message: Possible agreement error - use third-person verb forms for singular and mass nouns.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The marketing, for example, are bad for you.
    Correction suggestion: is
  • My mother, for example, are a doctor.
    Correction suggestion: is
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • The city is an international transport hub and a popular tourist destination.
  • Those wanting are the Canines.
  • That year, Newcomb pointed out to a Johns Hopkins trustee that Peirce, while a Hopkins employee, had lived and traveled with a woman to whom he was not married; the ensuing scandal led to his dismissal in January 1884.
  • This language, as well as your confirmation that the latest guarantee version is acceptable, are the two remaining items in our Agreement.
  • The report, and charts contrasting the utilities' proposed rate hikes with TURN's proposed reforms, are available on our Web site at www.turn.org/turnarticles/news.
  • This decidability, plus the fundamental theorem of finite abelian groups described above, highlight some of the successes in abelian group theory, but there are still many areas of current research:\nHe doesn't respond to the stimulus.
  • This abundance, together with the unique diversity of organic compounds and their unusual polymer-forming ability at the temperatures commonly encountered on Earth, make this element the chemical basis of all known life.
  • This weekend, send yourself on a Site59 Getaway or Red Carpet Escape, leave the Santa suit at home, and still give everyone a Available in any amount, valid for a full year, and redeemable for any Site59 experience from nights on the town to complete weekend getaways.
  • That way, we can make a better determination about the value of the relationship, make sure those who are interested in pitching them on doing bus.
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ID: MASS_AGREEMENT [4]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-28 22:33:06 +0200)