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    Subject-Verb Agreement

    Hi,

    I have a few questions on Subject-Verb agreement which I found them to be confusing. Can I get the correct answer and reasoning behind it ?

    Emily and Greg ...... to my house every friday for lunch. ( come or comes )?
    The lacrosse team ...... to win the tournament next week. ( hope or hopes ) ?


    Thanks,
    Raja.

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    Re: Subject-Verb Agreement

    The first must be plural- two people. The second depends on the variant of English- in BrE, it is common to use plural verbs with collective nouns, though the singular is also used. In AmE, the plural is less common.

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