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    singular or plural

    In the following sentence: "archaeological, ethnological, and anthropological evidence points in the direction..." is it correct to use the singular verb "points"?


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    Re: singular or plural

    In this sentence I personally would prefer to use a plural form. Although 'evidence'is uncountable we have a list of three different types of evidence.

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    Re: singular or plural

    Yes, evidence is singular so we use the singular form of the verb even though the sentence mentions three types of evidence.

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