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    Question It also provide button "B" and button "C" for opening Firefox browser and then connec

    Hi,

    Please help me to correct if "provides"/"provide" is incorrect.

    I found a computer program called "Test Program". It provides a button "A" for connecting to "Fuction A". It also provide button "B" and button "C" for opening Firefox browser and then connecting to "http://www.example.com".
    I know the first "provides" is correct.

    But I am not certain with the second "provide". Sometimes I will use "provides" in the second sentence because I think "it" is "Third Person". But sometimes I will use "provide" in the second sentence because I think the object is button "A" and button "B".

    So, I am getting confused with the usage of "provides/provide" in the second sentence, please help to explain.

    Thanks.

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    Re: It also provide button "B" and button "C" for opening Firefox browser and then co

    The subject is "it", so the second should be "provides".

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    Re: It also provide button "B" and button "C" for opening Firefox browser and then co

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The subject is "it", so the second should be "provides".
    Thanks.

    So, The usage of verb with singular form or plural form only related to "subject" and not related to "object". is it right?

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    Re: It also provide button "B" and button "C" for opening Firefox browser and then co

    Yes.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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