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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?

English - rfvv, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 8:44pm
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'?}



English - Writeacher, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 8:52pm
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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Thank you for your help.
I have questions.

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

(You said 'correct.' In this sentence 'which' refers to '256 spoons of rice.' This one should be regarded as a singular subject. Right? Would you compare the last sentence?)

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

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

(You said 'correct.' In this sentence, the subject is '256 spoons of rice, which was regarded as a plural subject. Right?

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