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    #1

    Fish lives in the water.

    1. Fish lives in the water.
    2. Fish live in the water.

    Q: Which sentence is right?
    Someone told me the second one is right, but I doubt it. Isn't fish
    plural?

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    #2

    Re: Fish lives in the water.

    The second one is right. In this sentence 'fish' is plural, and they live in water.

    Compare 'Dogs chase cats'.

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    #3

    Re: Fish lives in the water.

    Quote Originally Posted by dido4 View Post
    1. Fish lives in the water.
    2. Fish live in the water.

    Q: Which sentence is right?
    Someone told me the second one is right, but I doubt it. Isn't fish
    plural?
    #2 is correct. "Fish live in water", "Cattle live on land". "Dogs eat meat". Etcetera.

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