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    #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    SV,

    At last, I got what you were talking about.

    Five minutes is enough to finish this job.
    Something like this, right?
    You hit the nail on the head.


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    #22

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    Svartnik,

    Master the GED Language Arts ... - Google ubN
    Can I ask you to go to page 42 and to find the title "PROBLEM 5: NOUNS PLURAL IN FORM". You'll see "Situation A" and "Situation B" on page 42, and "Situation C," "Situation D" and "Situation E" on page 43.

    Five minutes is enough to finish this job.
    This sentence applies to Situation E, doesn't it?

    I think that classroom lessons is a more effective way to acquire good knowledge of the world.
    Which Situation does this apply to?

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    #23

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    I think that classroom lessons is a more effective way to acquire good knowledge of the world.
    Which Situation does this apply to?

    Sorry but this is simply not correct.


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    #24

    Re: classroom lessons is or are?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I think that classroom lessons is a more effective way to acquire good knowledge of the world.
    Which Situation does this apply to?

    Sorry but this is simply not correct.
    bhaisahab,

    None of the Situations apply to the sentence, don't they?


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    #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    None of the Situations apply to the sentence, don't they?
    Yes.

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    #26

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    Yes.
    Please explain.


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    #27

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    On page 42, there is a list of categories for number concord. The OP's sentence belongs to none of these categories. Or rather, wait a minute ... actually it does.

    A: some words (phrases) ends in -s but represent a single thing.

    Not only form, but also sense may govern number concord in the OP's sentence, in my opinion.

    "but also sense may govern" -- yeah, my nonsense

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    #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    On page 42, there is a list of categories for number concord. The OP's sentence belongs to none of these categories. Or rather, wait a minute ... actually it does.

    A: some words (phrases) ends in -s but represent a single thing.

    Not only form, but also sense may govern number concord in the OP's sentence, in my opinion.


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    #29

    Re: classroom lessons is or are?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    On page 42, there is a list of categories for number concord. The OP's sentence belongs to none of these categories. Or rather, wait a minute ... actually it does.

    A: some words (phrases) ends in -s but represent a single thing.

    Not only form, but also sense may govern number concord in the OP's sentence, in my opinion.

    "but also sense may govern" -- yeah, my nonsense
    SV,

    How depressing your answer is! It's just a shot in the dark.


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    #30

    Re: classroom lessons is or are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    SV,

    How depressing your answer is! It's just a shot in the dark.
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    I do not know why I should assign the original sentence to any of the defined classes in the book you have found.
    More importantly, by answering your questions I devote my precious time to you and that is what you should bear in mind before you PUBLICLY bring your own non-professional judgement on quality.
    Do you know this one:
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    I have already provided my view on this topic:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...tml#post484379

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