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    Which is the correct sentence?

    Which is the correct subject and verb which I should use?

    Which are the correct subject and verb which I should use?

    It seems to me that I should use 'are', but should the verb agree with 'subject' and 'is' should be used?

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    Re: Which is the correct sentence?

    The subject and verb are two separate things. The verb should agree with "subject and verb" -- a plural phrase, and therefore a plural verb.

    Delete the second "which" or change it to "that." It sound very awkward using "which" there.
    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 is the correct sentence?

    "Which is the correct subject and which verb should I use?" sounds more natural to me.

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    Re: Which is the correct sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The subject and verb are two separate things. The verb should agree with "subject and verb" -- a plural phrase, and therefore a plural verb.

    Delete the second "which" or change it to "that." It sound very awkward using "which" there.
    Thanks, Barb.

    So I should say "Which are the correct subject and verb that I should use?"

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    Re: Which is the correct sentence?

    If Dave's rewrite isn't an option, then yes, or delete "that" entirely.
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