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    Question Many a boy and many a girl...

    In a grammar book:
    Many a boy and many a girl likes to communicate with each other through MSN.

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    I know 'many a + singular verb'.
    But what about 'many a +N1 and many a +N2'?
    Why does it use singular verb 'likes' after the structure 'A and B'?
    If this stands the reason, why is the sentence 'Mary and John is a good student.' wrong?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Many a boy and many a girl...

    I think it is an error.

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