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    Smile The "And" conjunction and sentence correction

    Hi,

    When two words are connected by "and" does it take a singular verb?
    Is not it a mistake to say about a person : move over you have taken too much space/room/place.
    Are these sentences correct and if they are not could you explain me why please:
    Something was different with this house.
    There was something unusual with it.

    Thank you.

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    Re: The "And" conjunction and sentence correction

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hi,

    When two words are connected by "and" does it take a singular verb?
    If the compound or coordinated elements are treated as one, use singular; otherwise use plural.

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare.
    You and I are here.

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Is not it a mistake to say about a person : move over you have taken up too much space/room/place.
    Are these sentences correct and if they are not could you explain me why please:
    Something was different with this house.
    There was something unusual with it.

    Thank you.

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    Re: The "And" conjunction and sentence correction

    Is not it a mistake to say about a person : move over you have taken up too much space
    Is it not a mistake to say to a person : move over, you have taken up too much space

    not a teacher

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    Re: The "And" conjunction and sentence correction

    There was something unusual about it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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