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    " x paired with y" verb in singular or plural


    It contains a certain melancholy paired with weariness that touch(es) everyone.

    If I wrote "and" instead of "paired with", it would be plural. However, I think the sentence with "paired with" sounds better with "touches". Any thoughts?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: " x paired with y" verb in singular or plural

    I think 'paired with weariness' functions as an adjective, which does not make a noun plural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: " x paired with y" verb in singular or plural

    thanks

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