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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Criminal Sentence 186: Singular and Plural

From something I'm editing:

"The surroundings of the house is equally important."

Not much to say about that, except that native English speakers should know that the word "surroundings" is plural.

1 comment:

reyespoint said...

There's way more to say about this sentence, as it's a complete hack job. (Remember me, I'm the guy who likes cadence AND good grammar.)

This sentence properly rendered?

"The house's surroundings are equally important."

Now, that feels better.