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    #1

    Could you teach me which is right?

    Hello, teachers.

    I would like to know which of the following sentences is correct.

    1) The banana has an underground stem, from which comes large green leaves.
    2) The banana has an underground stem, from which come large green leaves.



    To me, the subject of the verb 'come' seems to be 'large green leaves' as a plural though it is behind the verb come. I don't know why it is there. Anyway the sentence is strange to me. Could you teach me which is right?


    Thank you very much!



    Last edited by youngbut; 14-Nov-2012 at 09:34.

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    #2

    Re: Could you teach me which is right?

    '...come' is correct.

    Please note that 'from which come/comes' would have been a better title for this thread.

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    #3

    Re: Could you teach me which is right?

    Thank you very much.

    I have tried changing my title, but now it is late. From next time I will give more attention to the title.^^


    Thanks again.

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    #4

    Re: Could you teach me which is right?

    Could you tell me whether these sentences correct or not?
    1.The banana has an underground stem, from which large green leaves come.
    2.
    The banana has an underground stem, large green leaves come from which.

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    #5

    Re: Could you teach me which is right?

    #1 is OK grammatically. #2 is not.

    When you say "the banana" it brings to mind the fruit. You should say "the banana plant."

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    #6

    Re: Could you teach me which is right?

    Thank you,
    Sorry, I cann't get it.
    #1 is OK grammatically. #2 is not.
    Does #1 has the same meaning as the orginal sentence?
    When you say "the banana" it brings to mind the fruit. You should say "the banana plant."
    Can you tell me more about it? I really don't understand it.

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    #7

    Re: Could you teach me which is right?

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thank you,
    Sorry, I cann't get it.

    Does #1 has the same meaning as the orginal sentence?

    Can you tell me more about it? I really don't understand it.
    Yes, same meaning as original sentence #2.

    You are talking about the banana plant. The plant has a stem from which leaves come.

    The banana is the yellow fruit you see in the supermarket.

    An apple and an apple tree are not the same thing.

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