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    Tow verbs in a sentence

    Hi all,

    I have a sentence with tow (or more) verbs. But I don't understand what it means and what's wrong in this. Can somebody help me?

    "The good news is that the NPV and IRR criteria will usually indicate the same investment decision for a given project."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tuan View Post
    Hi all,

    I have a sentence with tow (or more) verbs. But I don't understand what it means and what's wrong in this. Can somebody help me?

    "The good news is that the NPV and IRR criteria will usually indicate the same investment decision for a given project."

    Thanks and regards,
    Mr.Tuan
    In this sentence, the word "indicate" means "show" or "tell".

    The sentence is correct. Why did you think it might be wrong?


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    Re: Tow verbs in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tuan View Post
    Hi all,

    I have a sentence with tow (or more) verbs. But I don't understand what it means and what's wrong in this. Can somebody help me?

    "The good news is that the NPV and IRR criteria will usually indicate the same investment decision for a given project."

    Thanks and regards,
    Mr.Tuan
    Are you confused because "is" is 3rd person singular, and "indicate" is every form of the verb EXCEPT 3rd person singular?

    If so, here's why:

    The good news IS...... confusingly, news is singular even though it appears to be plural! There is no real plural of news.

    ".... the NPV and IRR criteria (plural) indicate (plural) the......!

    So the 2 verbs belong to different halves of the sentence.

    "Is" refers to the good news, and "indicate" refers to both the NPV and IRR criteria.

    Does that help?

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