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    SAT Grammar Qns

    Neither Ms Perez nor Ms Tanaka believes that watching as much television as her son Sam does will lead to anything productive. 1a) In this case, the verb "believes" just has to agree with the noun after "nor" which is Ms Tanka, why doesn't the rest of the sentence including "her son" just follow and agree with Ms Tanka, but instead has to specify Ms Tanka or Ms Perez? 1b) If it was say "....Mr Perez nor Ms Tanaka..." could we then use "their son"?
    Last edited by ccef; 04-Oct-2012 at 15:02.

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    Re: SAT Grammar Qns

    Welcome to the forums.

    You need to post one question per thread.

    Please create separate threads for each question and then delete all but the first question here.

    I'm sure people will be happy to help you tackle these one by one.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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