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    tansytoi is offline Newbie
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    Cool Grammar rules

    Do we say,"Tom as well as Jerry is coming to the party."
    OR "Tom as well as Jerry are coming to the party." I know if commas are used, then it is definitely "Tom, as well as Jerry, is coming to the party."

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    Default Re: 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 would do).

    The mayor as well as his brothers is going to prison.
    The mayor and his brothers are going to jail.
    Source: Subject-Verb Agreement
    Does that help?

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    Thank you for the help.

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    You're most welcome.

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