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1. Ignore the words in-between because they do not affect agreement.

2. If the two subjects are joined by ¡°and¡±, the verb will be plural in most situations except that when the joined subjects are preceded by ¡°every,¡± ¡°no,¡± or ¡°nothing¡±.

3. Use a singular verb with sums of money or periods of time.

Ex) Ten dollars _____ a high price to pay. (be)

In this sentence, 'ten dollars' is used as a sum of money. So you have to use the singular verb 'is'.

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Are the explanation above correct? Would you check punctuation marks and the explanations?

  • English Grammar - ,

    1. Ignore the words in-between because they do not affect agreement. Do you mean the words between the subject and the verb in the sentence? If so, then you should write this: Ignore the words between the subject and verb because they do not affect agreement.

    2. If the two subjects are joined by and, the verb will be plural in most situations except that when the joined subjects are preceded by every, no, or nothing. When you are referring to words as themselves (not using them as their meaning in a sentence), you need to put them in italics, not quotation marks.

    3. Use a singular verb with sums of money or periods of time.

    Ex)<~~change ) to : Ten dollars _____ a high price to pay. (be)

    In this sentence, ten dollars is used as a sum of money. So you have to use the singular verb is.
    Again, when you are referring to words as themselves you need to put them in italics, not quotation marks.

    The content of your sentences is correct, and they read smoothly. Good job!

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