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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:04am.


1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl.

2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it amounted to a bowl.

3. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and they amounted to a bowl.

(Can ',which' be 'and it' or 'and they'?)





English - Writeacher, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 3:06am
1 and 2 are fine and, yes, they mean about the same thing. 3 is not correct.

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Thank you for your help.

1. 256 spoons of rice amounts to a bowl.

2. 256 spoons of rice amount to a bowl.

(Do we have to use a singular verb as in #1? Then, Sentence 2 is wrong, right?)

3. A glass of water is 1,000 won.
4. Two glasses of water is 2,000 won.
(Do we have to use the singular verb in #3 and #4?)

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    #2 is correct; #1 is not.

    #3 is correct; #4 is not. How will you correct #4?

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    Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 7:35pm.


    Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:04am.


    1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl.

    2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it amounted to a bowl.

    3. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and they amounted to a bowl.

    (Can ',which' be 'and it' or 'and they'?)





    English - Writeacher, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 3:06am
    1 and 2 are fine and, yes, they mean about the same thing. 3 is not correct.

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    Thank you for your help.

    1. 256 spoons of rice amounts to a bowl.

    2. 256 spoons of rice amount to a bowl.

    (Do we have to use a singular verb as in #1? Then, Sentence 2 is wrong, right?)

    3. A glass of water is 1,000 won.
    4. Two glasses of water is 2,000 won.
    (Do we have to use the singular verb in #3 and #4?)



    English - Writeacher, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 7:53pm
    #2 is correct; #1 is not.

    #3 is correct; #4 is not. How will you correct #4?
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    Thank you.

    1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl.

    2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it amounted to a bowl.

    3. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and they amounted to a bowl.

    (Can ',which' be 'and it' or 'and they'?)


    1-1. 256 spoons of rice amounts to a bowl. (#2)

    2-1. 256 spoons of rice amount to a bowl. (#3)

    (Do we have to use a singular verb as in #1? Then, Sentence 2 is wrong, right?)

    {There needs to be choerence between two kinds of qeestions. '256 spoons of rice' should be treated as 'singular' or 'plural'?}

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    1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. correct

    2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it amounted to a bowl. correct

    3. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and they amounted to a bowl. incorrect

    (Can ',which' be 'and it' or 'and they'?) Actually, it depends on what "it" and "they" are referring to. Would you clarify that for me?


    1-1. 256 spoons of rice amounts to a bowl. (#2) incorrect; "spoons" is plural, so the verb needs to be "amount"

    2-1. 256 spoons of rice amount to a bowl. (#3) correct

    {There needs to be choerence between two kinds of qeestions. '256 spoons of rice' should be treated as 'singular' or 'plural'?} I take it as plural -- "spoons" -- right?

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