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Which is the verb form after "a series..."?
Please give me an example.
Thank you in advance.
one usage only?
What about "series" (without "a") - do people ever use it?
Thank you very much ^^
Here are two:
Inside a prepositional phrase; e.g., in a series.
As a noun;e.g., a TV series.
Thanks a lot, Soup :)
And "a TV series" is also followed by a plural verb? I just find it rather strange because there is the article "a" here...
You're most welcome.
Note that, the phrase "a series" takes a singular verb.
Ex: A series is ...
Ex: A TV series is ...
Ex: A series of computers is ...
Note I'm not a teacher,
Geometric series, when we talk about a group of a geometric series.
Geometric series are the simplest examples of infinite series with finite sums.
Geometric series have many important applications.
But when we talk about one particular we use is
A geometric series is .....
Last edited by Jaskin; 17-Jul-2008 at 14:17.
The following nouns such as series,means,species,etc. which end in -s can be singular or plural,which means that they take either singular or plural verb depending on the context.
1)indefinite article a/an + noun +singular verb
a species of birds
a means of transport
a television series
2)det +noun+plural verb
150 species of birds
many means of transport
two television series
This plant is a very rare species.
These plants are very rare species.
The bicycle is a means of transport.
The bicycle and the car are means of transport.
Sue is going to write a series of articles for her local newspaper.
There are a lot of American television series on British television.
While we were out walking towards the marsh,we saw 14 different species of birds.
I am a teacher,but English is not my native language.