Re: Singular, plural and using "s" in this complex sentence.
Originally Posted by razer
Friends, check this sentence and help me to know "s" should come to the end of word become or not. Here is the sentence.
Sentence: Please ponder why investment bank like Morgan Stanley and Merill have become relic of the past.
Now in this sentence of mine I'm confuse I'd put "s" with become or not.
No, there's no "s" after become. The form of the verb does not change when it is preceded by an auxiliary, which in this sentence is "have". Also, "s" indicates singular third person. This sentence speaks of two banks, so it would be "they become", not "they becomes", and certainly not "has become" because "has" is singular third person. We're talking about two banks here.
Please, ponder why investment banks like Morgan Stanley and Merill have become relics of the past.