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    1)dave,a student in ....., is.....
    2)dave,students in.....,is....
    3)dave,student in...,is

    Which one is correct?
    I think the first one is correct because since "student" is a countable noun, an indefinite or definite noun must be placed before it. However, from my practice exercise, the model answers are both 1 and 3. Could anyone help me with this?

    Thanks a lot!

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    'Dave' is singular, 'is' is singular, and the appositive 'a student' is singular. Only #1 is possible, from what you have given us. Never trust an exercise book 100%-- they are too hastily written.

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    Default Re: student

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    1)dave,a student in ....., is.....
    2)dave,students in.....,is....
    3)dave,student in...,is

    Which one is correct?
    I think the first one is correct because since "student" is a countable noun, an indefinite or definite noun must be placed before it. However, from my practice exercise, the model answers are both 1 and 3. Could anyone help me with this?

    Thanks a lot!
    To me, only 2) is ungrammatical. The phrases "a student in. . ." and "student in. . ." are possible. Both function as appositives.

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