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    Which of the following sentences is correct?

    Hi,

    Which of the following sentences is correct?

    1) Site visit of Chemical & Gas Plants was done by M/s Technical Support Company on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

    2) Site visit of Chemical & Gas Plants were done by M/s Technical Support Company on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Which of the following sentences is correct?

    Sentence 2 is appropriate & correct.

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    Re: Which of the following sentences is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmsh16 View Post
    Sentence 2 is appropriate & correct.
    Thanks for your answer.

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    Re: Which of the following sentences is correct?

    Why not sentence 1? "Site visit" is singular and the fact that it was done on a definite time also allows us to consider it single and use "was" with it.

    Perhaps sentence 2 is also correct (you might think of "plants" which is plural), but I prefer sentence 1 for the reasons I mentioned.

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    Re: Which of the following sentences is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    Why not sentence 1? "Site visit" is singular and the fact that it was done on a definite time also allows us to consider it single and use "was" with it.

    Perhaps sentence 2 is also correct (you might think of "plants" which is plural), but I prefer sentence 1 for the reasons I mentioned.
    I agree with your interpretation for #1. Chemical and Gas Plants, as written with capital letters. appears to be the name of a company. If so, #2 is not correct.
    The sentence, IMO, would read better as "A site visit to... was made on..."
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    #6

    Re: Which of the following sentences is correct?

    *** Not a teacher ***

    I am confused - in my opinion #1 is correct - singular noun, singular verb. Is this a British English / American English issue?

    Also, I agree that an "A" to start the sentence is needed.

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    #7

    Re: Which of the following sentences is correct?

    IF:
    You made ONE visit, and during that visit saw multiple plants -- use the singular form of the verb.

    You made MANY visits, each to its own plant -- change the word to visits, and use the plural form of the verb.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 08-Apr-2011 at 01:45.
    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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    Re: Which of the following sentences is correct?

    A comment on something else:

    If you were visiting two plants -- a Chemical one and a Gas one -- you need to write out "and":
    Chemical and Gas Plants = you visited two kind of plants


    & is used only when it's part of a company name, otherwise the word and has be spelled out in writing. So your phrase -- Chemical & Gas Plants -- suggests you visited several plants owned by a company called "Chemical & Gas".

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