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    • Join Date: Nov 2005
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    need or needs ? Help!

    In this sentence, should I use needs or need? Pls help!

    Before we proceed, several items (needs or need) to be determined.

    Thank you

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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    Re: need or needs ? Help!

    Welcome, rabbitv.

    The verb agrees in number with the subject. The subject is "items":

    plural: items need
    singular: item needs

    Hope that helps.


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