Spidey-SC-Sentence-Correction-Notes

For example each every and one always refer to one

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Unformatted text preview: notice that we are looking mainly at whether the object of the preposition is count or non-count because the quantifier will take on this property from the object of the preposition. In other words, in these sentences: Most of the people are... "Most" becomes a count noun because "people" is a count noun. Most of the water is... "Most" becomes a non-count noun because "water" is a non-count noun. So, this rule tells us only whether the quantifier is count or non-count. - 23 – Powered by TestMagic www.TestMagic.com www.sentencecorrection.com To figure out whether the quantifier is singular or plural, we need to check one more thing... Sometimes, a quantifier refers only to one thing, not many things. For example, each, every, and one always refer to one thing, but 10%, half, all, and most would refer to more than one thing if the object of the preposition is count (with one possible exception that I will show you in a second). Of course, if the quantifier is always singular, then the verb must always be singular, too. (Let's not forget our common sense in grammar, okay?? ) For example, we say: • One of the people is... • Each of the students is... Of course, when I first wrote out these rules, I imagined a situation like this: • 1% of the 100 people is/are... because, of course, 1% of 100 is one, and that's singular, right? And there's invariably some student in my class who will try to find an exception (that's what I do in class, too!! My teachers hated it!! ) Anyway, I think most people would say that this is simply a bad sentence and should be rewritten. This sentence I've shown you is more of a grammar puzzle than a real sentence. But I know that somebody out there will want to know the "answer." Well, you can't go wrong if you write it in the singular, can you? 6. The teacher together with the student IS (or ARE) going to...? 7. The teacher and the student ARE (or IS)going to? Generally speaking, we need a conjunction to create a plural subject from more than - 24 ...
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