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    To carry this mission, the robot(s) require different capabilities.

    Hallo UsingEnglish - English Users,

    I'm completely new here but though I've using this website to learn great stuff, for the first time I'm posting a question, because of which I'm lost in thoughts.

    To carry this mission, the robot(s) require different capabilities.
    In the mentioned sentence, do we say "require", "requires" or "require(s)"?

    Please help me out. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: To carry this mission, the robot(s) require different capabilities.

    I think you mean to carry out this mission.

    If you must include the first "s" in parentheses, you also need the second. I would rewrite the sentence to avoid that very awkward construction.
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    Re: To carry this mission, the robot(s) require different capabilities.

    The first task of the mission should be to figure out how many robots you need.

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    #4

    Re: To carry this mission, the robot(s) require different capabilities.

    Robot(s) require(s)
    This is an ugly phrase to read. You could use something like the robot(s) required to carry out this mission.


    PS Different from what? There should be something in the wider context of the text to let the reader know what is meant by this.

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