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    Question 1. Passive + 2. Singular/Plural?

    1. It is quite reasonable because in these kinds of places kids sometimes are considered as an additional source of income.


    Is "are considered" the passive?


    2. Are both words in brackets possible or just one and if so for what grammar reason?


    One part of people (believe/believes?)


    Another part of individuals (feel/feels?)

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    Re: 1. Passive + 2. Singular/Plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnlineEnglishTeacher View Post
    1. It is quite reasonable because in these kinds of places kids sometimes are considered as an additional source of income.

    Is "are considered" the passive? Yes
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    Re: 1. Passive + 2. Singular/Plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnlineEnglishTeacher View Post
    1. It is quite reasonable because in these kinds of places kids sometimes are considered as an additional source of income.


    Is "are considered" the passive?


    2. Are both words in brackets possible or just one and if so for what grammar reason?


    One part of people (believe/believes?)


    Another part of individuals (feel/feels?)
    2. Are both words in brackets possible or just one and if so for what grammar reason?


    One part of people (believe/believes?)


    Another part of individuals (feel/feels?)

    Neither of the sentences above is natural.

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    Re: 1. Passive + 2. Singular/Plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
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    Re: 1. Passive + 2. Singular/Plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    2. Are both words in brackets possible or just one and if so for what grammar reason?


    One part of people (believe/believes?)


    Another part of individuals (feel/feels?)

    Neither of the sentences above is natural.
    The full sentences are:

    One part of people believe that an advance can be measured by the amount of money possessed by an individual.

    Another part of individuals feels that if one brought up a few kids than he or she may be declared as a successful person.
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    Is it connected to the subjunctive: "englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-subjunctive.htm"?

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    Re: 1. Passive + 2. Singular/Plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnlineEnglishTeacher View Post
    The full sentences are:

    One part of people believe that an advance can be measured by the amount of money possessed by an individual.

    Another part of individuals feels that if one brought up a few kids than he or she may be declared as a successful person.
    ___________________________

    Is it connected to the subjunctive: "englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-subjunctive.htm"?
    For me the phrases "One part of the people" and "Another part of individuals" are lust not natural English. As a UK based English teacher, do you find them natural?

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    Re: 1. Passive + 2. Singular/Plural?

    Your second question cannot be answered, since the phrases you cite are not English.
    Try amending to 'Some of the people believe...', or 'Some individuals believe'.
    Other more formal options include 'One section of the populace believes...'.

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    Re: 1. Passive + 2. Singular/Plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    For me the phrases "One part of the people" and "Another part of individuals" are lust not natural English. As a UK based English teacher, do you find them natural?

    They were written by a student and on reflection perhaps the first sentence a bit more than the second one - thank you all for the responses.

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