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    The student, such as Tom and John are good

    Is this sentence right? "The student, such as Tom and John are good" or I should say "The student, such as Tom and John is good"?
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    Re: The student, such as Tom and John are good

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Is this sentence right? "The students, such as Tom and John are good" or I should say "The student, such as Tom and John is good"?
    Thanks!
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    Re: The student, such as Tom and John are good

    But the meaning isn't clear. Does it mean 'Those students who are like Tom and John are good' or 'Most of the students - examples include Tom and John - are good' (that is, are T&J the benchmark or are they just examples)?

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    Re: The student, such as Tom and John are good

    The student, such as Tom and John, is good sound most unnaturaal to me.

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    Re: The student, such as Tom and John are good

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The student, such as Tom and John, is good sound most unnaturaal to me.
    Your "unnatural" appears to have moved to Finland, but it left its friend "s" from "sounds" behind.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The student, such as Tom and John are good

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your "unnatural" appears to have moved to Finland, but it left its friend "s" from "sounds" behind.
    It was one of those days when I got up before I went to bed.

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    #7

    Re: The student, such as Tom and John are good

    Tom and John are only typical examples. I think we still use 'are'?

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    Re: The student, such as Tom and John are good

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Tom and John are only typical examples. I think we still use 'are'?
    However one (mis)spells the word 'unnatural', that is what your original sentence is. If you respond to Bob's post #3, we may be able to help more.

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