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    #1

    subject verb agreement

    Hi All,

    I am not sure about the subject verb agreement in this sentence should be singular (exists) or plural (exist). I copied this from the handout.

    No previous work on the relationship between X and Y currently exist in the literature.

    I am not too sure this is a typo because what I think the verb in this sentence should be a singular verb (exists)?? Because the sentence "No previous work" is a subject and "on the relationship between X and Y" is a preposition phrase modifying the word 'work".


    please advise !!

    thank you

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    Re: subject verb agreement

    Hi,

    you are quite right, it should be 'exists'. It's definitely a typo!

    Best wishes,

    PINL

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    Re: subject verb agreement

    I am not a teacher.

    You're right, it should be singular.

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