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    reply urgent

    which sentence is correct:

    1. We are a platform that provide a wide range of solutions.

    or

    We are a platform that provides a wide range of solutions.



    2. We are a platform that provide various solutions.

    or

    We are a platform that provides various solutions.


    please reply as soon as possible.

    Thanks.

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    Re: reply urgent

    the ones with "provides"

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    Re: reply urgent

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    Oddly enough, without "are a platform that", the sentence would read:

    "We provide various solutions." (no 's')

    For some reason, when' provide' is in a clause or phrase, or we are referring to someone other than ourselves (She provides a wide range of services.) we add an 's' to it.

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    Re: reply urgent

    Welcome to the forum, ric 47.

    Try to give your threads helpful titles. 'A platform that provide(s)?' would have been good for this one.

    Please don't use 'urgent' in your titles, or ask for replies 'as soon as possible'. The people who answer questions are volunteers, who give their free time to this activity. They should not be pressured.

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    Re: reply urgent

    Thanks Slickvic9000 and Nersi for your reply. Thanks for the help.

    5jj.. Will surely keep this in mind.

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    Re: reply urgent

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
    For some reason, when' provide' is in a clause or phrase, or we are referring to someone other than ourselves (She provides a wide range of services.) we add an 's' to it.
    It's nothing to do with 'provide'; it's do do with the grammatical subject of the verb:

    She provides ........ we provide... ..... she supports ... .....we support
    We are people who provide/support ...
    She is a person
    who provides/supports ...
    We are a platform that provides/supports ...


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