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    Do we use singular or plural after the word "always"?

    Hi,

    Just to find out..
    Do we use singular or plural after the word "always"?
    For example: He always read quietly or He always reads quietly

    Thanks.

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    Re: Do we use singular or plural after the word "always"?

    "Always" is an adverb. It does not affect the form of the verb.

    The form of the verb depends on the subject, which is a noun, pronoun, nominal phrase, or nominal clause.

    Examples:

    He always reads quietly.
    They always read quietly.
    The boy always reads quietly.
    The boys always read quietly.
    The boy and the girl always read quietly.
    The boy or the girl always reads quietly.
    The boy or the girls always read quietly.
    The girls or the boy always reads quietly.
    The boy, or the girls, always reads quietly.
    The girls, or the boy, always read quietly.
    That the girls and the boys sometimes read quietly always seems strange.

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    Smile Re: Do we use singular or plural after the word "always"?

    Hi abaka,

    Thanks for your advice.. really helpful..

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    "Always" is an adverb. It does not affect the form of the verb.

    The form of the verb depends on the subject, which is a noun, pronoun, nominal phrase, or nominal clause.

    Examples:

    He always reads quietly.
    They always read quietly.
    The boy always reads quietly.
    The boys always read quietly.
    The boy and the girl always read quietly.
    The boy or the girl always reads quietly.
    The boy or the girls always read quietly.
    The girls or the boy always reads quietly.
    The boy, or the girls, always reads quietly.
    The girls, or the boy, always read quietly.
    That the girls and the boys sometimes read quietly always seems strange.

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