Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
A long train of these practices has at length unwillingly convinced me that there is some thing behind the throne, greater than the King himself.
the power behind the throne = the invisible power
Thanks for your efforts.
There are heaps of puppet regimes/presidents/governments nowadays.
The sentence 2006 posted here reminds me of a grammar rule. I can't name it. The rules states that where there is more than one subjects, whether the verb followinng it should take a singular or plural form depends on the nearest subject. If it's a singular noun, then it would be wrong for the consequent vert to take a plural form, as shown herer:
There is an apple, three pears and two peaches.
There are three apples, two peaches and an apple.
My question is, should I put 2006's sentence as the real power rests in persons or a person who tells the king..., when the two subjects are converted.
I know this is probably another of my silly questions. I've never seen these two words being put in the order I used in this post. I'am merely curious if this will do, should it be the case.