1. One maple and three elms (stand, stands) in the yard.
English - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 4:33pm
You have four trees.
Would you say?
English - Tracy, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 4:57pm
Stand sounds better but in my directions it tells me subjects joined by and generally take a plural verb. Can you please explain?
English - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 5:05pm
Stand is the plural verb.
English - Kei, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:53am
They stand. They stands does not sound right and stand is the plural verb.
Or maybe the word would be stood depending on what sentence you're using it in.