Originally Posted by smp917
From Subject-Verb Agreement
From Subject and Verb Agreement | Grammar Rules
Phrases such as together with, as well as
, and along with
are not the same as and
. The phrase introduced by as well as
or along with
will modify the earlier word (mayor
in this case), but it does not compound
the subjects (as the word and
- The mayor as well as his brothers is going to prison.
- The mayor and his brothers are going to jail.
Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by words such as along with, as well as, besides, or not. Ignore these expressions when determining whether to use a singular or plural verb.
The politician, along with the newsmen, is expected shortly.
Excitement, as well as nervousness, is the cause of her shaking.
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