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For example it is correct to say people are leaving

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Unformatted text preview: Powered by TestMagic www.TestMagic.com www.sentencecorrection.com one singular noun. "together with" is NOT a conjunction, and therefore cannot create a plural subject. "and," on the other hand, IS a conjunction and CAN create a plural subject. I'm concluding: "a number of ..." always takes plural verbs. "the number of ..." always takes singular verbs. Eg: the number of people has increased A number of people have gone The important thing here is that the number in the first example (the number of women employed outside the home) is an actual number--35,000, for example. Even if you add more women to the original number, there will still be one number, right? The second usage of "numbers" is also correct, and means that there are many people in that group. For example, it is correct to say: People are leaving California in greater numbers. People are spending more money on the Internet in greater numbers. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------quote: Originally posted by mtariq The visiting doctors concluded that the present amalgram is probably as good as or better than, any other system that might be devised for the patients. This is correct. One of the answer choices used 'might' instead of 'may'... what's the difference between may and might? Whew, hard question. In general, may has more of a concrete meaning, so should therefore be used more in statements of fact, whereas might is a bit less tangible, - 25 – Powered by TestMagic www.TestMagic.com www.sentencecorrection.com and tends to be used more in expressions of things that don't yet exist (hypothetical situations). Also, a bit more simply, since might is the past tense form of may, we use might more in the past tense. All that said, we often use them interchangeably in many constructions--there is a lot of overlap between may and might. • credit SB with STH (verb): give responsibility for....
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