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    Are they both acceptable?
    The list of principles conform(s) to the normal idea of what a set of rules should be trying to achieve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Are they both acceptable?
    The list of principles conform(s) to the normal idea of what a set of rules should be trying to achieve.
    Thank you; happy new year.
    Only "conforms" is correct, "the list ....conforms". Happy New Year to you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Only "conforms" is correct, "the list ....conforms". Happy New Year to you too.
    Thank you for your reply.

    If we can say, "a group of students has/have..... "

    why we cannot say "a list of names is/are....."

    Could you tell me the reason? Thanks.

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    Default Re: both forms

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Thank you for your reply.

    If we can say, "a group of students has/have..... "

    why we cannot say "a list of names is/are....."

    Could you tell me the reason? Thanks.
    "A group has demonstrated..." This makes sense.
    "Students have demonstrated..." This makes sense
    "The list conforms to the idea of what a set of rules should be..." This makes sense.
    "Principles conform to what a set of rules should be..." This doesn't make sense.

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