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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Reader Question

A reader wanted to know if this sentence contained correct grammar:

"Playing music games requires an intense focus on the separate elements of a song..."

He was mostly interested in knowing if "requires" was the correct verb. The answer is yes.

Here are some other examples:

Singing in the shower is fun.
Singing songs in the shower is fun.

It becomes plural if you have an "and":
Singing and dancing in the shower are fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to add that one should mind compound or plural subjects that are used as a single object/collection.

Though I agree with your "singing and dancing" sentence, it does remind me of other misleading singular sentences, such as "ham and eggs" and "horse and buggy."