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    S-V Agreement/help

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    S-V Agreement/help
    Message from wantmore posted on 22-05-2017 at 01:21:34 (D | E | F)
    I am learning the grammar of s-v agreement. A sentence makes me confused.
    It's like “What he says and what he does __ (make) him popular.”
    I think the predicate here should be “makes”because the subject is considered as one thing which belongs to people's manner.
    Someone gave me another sentence “What he says and what he does don't agree” and he thought the predicate of the first sentence should be“make”according to the sample he gave. The sample sentence means to compare two things and the subject is surely plural.
    I think these two sentences are with different subjects, though.
    Thanks for any reply.

    Edited by lucile83 on 22-05-2017 08:29

    Re: S-V Agreement/help from lucile83, posted on 22-05-2017 at 08:34:26 (D | E)
    What he says and what he does = 2 subjects linked by 'and', then you have to use the verb in the plural form: make.

    Here is a link about that grammatical subject: Link

    Re: S-V Agreement/help from wantmore, posted on 22-05-2017 at 11:19:07 (D | E)
    Another sentence:“When and where to go has not been decided.”How to understand the subject which is considered as one thing?

    Re: S-V Agreement/help from lucile83, posted on 22-05-2017 at 11:30:05 (D | E)
    Here 'When and where to go' is the subject, it is a notion meaning the decision has not been made yet. The only action is 'to go'.
    Hope it's clear.

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