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    Post Subject verb - from Essay samples

    Business School Admissions Essay Samples
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    “The frequency with which these environmental disasters fill Turkish news broadcasts…”
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    I extracted the above from the essay section of this forum to query the grammar usage. Has 'fill' been used correctly here?

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    Re: Subject verb - from Essay samples

    I think it should be:
    “The frequency with which these environmental disasters fill Turkish news broadcasts…”

    The frequency of these enviromental disasters fill the news in Turkish broadcasting.

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    Re: Subject verb - from Essay samples

    Stories can be said to fill the news.

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    Re: Subject verb - from Essay samples

    hmmm! Ok, while I think that restructuring the sentence has helped, my focus here is more on the subject/verb agreement; my suggestion is that if "the frequency" is the subject, then it ought to used with the verb "fills" vis-a-vis "fill"

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