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    Question The settings on this tab pertain to all of the supported switches

    Hi,

    The settings on this tab pertain to all of the supported switches.

    I see the above sentence from Avaya document,

    and found the definition of "pertain" from pertain: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com,

    intr.v.
    • To have reference; relate: evidence that pertains to the accident.

    According to the Answers' example sentence, and according to the rule of 3rd singular, I think that "pertain" in Avaya sentence should be change to "pertains".

    The settings on this tab pertains to all of the supported switches.

    Which is correct? and why?

    Thanks.

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    Re: The settings on this tab pertain to all of the supported switches

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    .
    The settings on this tab pertains to all of the supported switches.

    Which is correct? and why? "pertain" is correct. 'The settings......pertain....'
    "settings" is plural.

    Thanks.
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