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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
Message: Consider using third-person verb forms for singular and mass nouns.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • She asked whether marketing are bad for you.
    Correction suggestion: is
  • This is a company where marketing mean a lot of trouble.
    Correction suggestion: means
Correct sentences
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: MASS_AGREEMENT [7]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-28 22:33:06 +0200)