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    GRAMMAR DOUBTS

    Which is correct

    Some of the painting (has/have) patches of poison ivy.

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    Re: GRAMMAR DOUBTS

    Welcome to the forum, JOBKS.

    Which is correct? (End a question with a question mark.)

    Tell us what you think first, and why.

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    Re: GRAMMAR DOUBTS

    has

    because some of painting

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    Re: GRAMMAR DOUBTS

    Quote Originally Posted by JOBKS View Post
    'has'

    because of 'some of the painting'.
    That's right.

    In future posts, please give your threads better titles.

    A better title for this one would have been Some of the painting has/have...

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: GRAMMAR DOUBTS

    NOT A TEACHER
    Does 'some of the painting' mean 'a part of the painting'?
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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    Re: GRAMMAR DOUBTS

    When used as a pronoun, 'some' means 'a part of the whole number or amount being considered'── quoted from http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...english/some_2 Definition#2
    But what does a painting have to do with number or amount?

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    Re: GRAMMAR DOUBTS

    I agree with Matthew. Shouldn't the sentence be 'Some of the paintings have ​....'?

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    Re: GRAMMAR DOUBTS

    Not if it's a single painting.

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    Re: GRAMMAR DOUBTS

    'Some' can mean 'some part' which is singular, am I right?

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    Re: GRAMMAR DOUBTS

    Yes.

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