Posted by Amy on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:02pm.
Could someone explain to me why the word "like" is plural and not singular because I actually thought "like" was singular.
And isn't "the girls" singular?
"the girls like the movie"
- English - Ms. Sue, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:06pm
Ahh -- our complicated English language.
Look at these plural verbs:
They sleep at night.
Those girls go to our school.
My children live in different states.
"The girls" is plural. Plural means more than one.
The girls like vampire movies.
The girl likes vampire movies.
- English - Amy, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:13pm
oh okay, thank you
Also, what about "the family" is it plural or singular?
- English - Ms. Sue, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:19pm
Family is singular. My family is one unit.
- English - Amy, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:21pm
thank you again!
- English - Ms. Sue, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:29pm
You're welcome, again. :-)
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