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    Could someone educate me

    Hi all,

    Could someone educate me on which one of the following is the correct form and why

    a) Many a man have died
    or
    b) Many a man has died

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    Re: Could someone educate me

    Quote Originally Posted by abhi11 View Post
    Hi all,

    Could someone educate me on which one of the following is the correct form and why

    a) Many a man have died
    or
    b) Many a man has died
    "Many a man" = third person singular, so "has died" is correct. "Many men" = third person plural, so "have died" would be correct.
    "Many a man has died" or "Many men have died".

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