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    cause or causes

    The heartbeat, in addition to other factors, ( cause causes ) the blood to flow.

    I chose cause, which is the correct word and what would the rule be for an instance like this?

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    Re: cause or causes

    Quote Originally Posted by Debra Kirk View Post
    The heartbeat, in addition to other factors, ( cause causes ) the blood to flow.

    I chose cause, which is the correct word and what would the rule be for an instance like this?
    The subject is the singular "heartbeat", so you need the singular verb "causes".

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