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    Kindly tell me right verb here

    Our family includes 50,000 plus members which belong / belongs to high end segment

    Family is colective noun, but in the above sentence belong is iin agreement with the verb members, which is the subject. hence It should take belong..Kindly correct me if I am wrong


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    Re: Kindly tell me right verb here

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    Our family includes 50,000 plus members which belong / belongs to high end segment

    Family is colective noun, but in the above sentence belong is iin agreement with the verb members, which is the subject. hence It should take belong..Kindly correct me if I am wrong
    This is a sentential relative clause where the relative pronoun referes back to the whole preceding clause and introduces a new clause that evaluates its meaning. The fact that our family includes ... belongs... .

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    Re: Kindly tell me right verb here

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    Our family includes 50,000 plus members which belong / belongs to high end segment

    Family is colective noun, but in the above sentence belong is iin agreement with the verb members, which is the subject. hence It should take belong..Kindly correct me if I am wrong
    You are right, "belong" is correct, but you should change "which" to "who" and put "the" before "high end segment".


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    Re: Kindly tell me right verb here

    What is the antecedent of 'which', Bhai, IYO? What does the word 'which' refer to?

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    Re: Kindly tell me right verb here

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    What is the antecedent of 'which', Bhai, IYO?
    "Who" refers to "50,000 plus members". It could be rewritten as "Our family, which includes 50,000 plus members , belongs to the high end segment".


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    Re: Kindly tell me right verb here

    Who? Where is one 'who' in the sentence? I was talking about 'which'.

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    Re: Kindly tell me right verb here

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    Who? Where is one 'who' in the sentence? I was talking about 'which'.
    In the original sentence "which" is referring to "50,000 plus members" which IMO is incorrect. In my rewrite it is referring to "our family".


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    Re: Kindly tell me right verb here

    Did you read it? My first comment in this thread.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post554468

    What do you think? IMO, works.

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    Re: Kindly tell me right verb here

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    Did you read it? My first comment in this thread.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post554468

    What do you think? IMO, works.
    How does the fact that "Our family includes 50,000 plus members" make it belong to "the high end segment"? I suppose it depends what is meant by "high end segment".


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    Re: Kindly tell me right verb here

    IMHO, "which belongs to high end segment" is a nominal clause functioning as an (adverbial) (evaluative) disjunct.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    How does the fact that "Our family includes 50,000 plus members" make it belong to "the high end segment"? I suppose it depends what is meant by "high end segment".
    The fact that the family comprises x members puts them in the high and segment.

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