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    Sound fair enough? vs. Sounds fair enough?

    Hi! What is the correct usage of the word 'sound' in this case? I've heard this line in a particular scene in the wolf of wall street where Jordan Belfort is making a sales pitch to convince his customer to buy a stock. He used 'sound fair enough?' But I tought that he should use 'sounds fair enough?' It's confusing me lol. Please enlighten me. Thanks!

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    Re: Sound fair enough? vs. Sounds fair enough?

    It's a question, "Does it" is implied. "Does it sound fair enough?"
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    Re: Sound fair enough? vs. Sounds fair enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Lance Briones View Post
    Hi! What is the correct usage of the word 'sound' in this case?

    I heard this line in a particular scene in 'The Wolf of Wall Street', where Jordan Belfort is making a sales pitch to convince his customer to buy a stock. He said 'sound fair enough?' but I thought that he should say 'sounds fair enough?'

    It's confusing me lol. Please enlighten me.

    Thanks!
    Welcome to the forum. Please note my corrections to your text.

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