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  1. Johan Zander
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    "The solid solution hardening of aluminium alloys has been studied by using the approach by Labusch-Nabarro"

    Or

    "The solid solution hardening of aluminium alloys have been studied by using the approach by Labusch-Nabarro"

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    aluminium alloys(plural)

    So,it should be '....aluminium alloys have been...'

  3. sheena55ro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Zander
    "The solid solution hardening of aluminium alloys has been studied by using the approach by Labusch-Nabarro"
    Or
    "The solid solution hardening of aluminium alloys have been studied by using the approach by Labusch-Nabarro"

    You should try to find the subject at first

    "alloys" is an indirect object and "aluminium" is an attribute

    The correct answer should be the first one with the verb in the singular because .."the solution"[subject] ..has been studied....

    Take it as it follows: The solid solution ,that hardens aluminium alloys, has been studied....

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    Yes; the verb should agree with the gerund "hardening", which is singular; thus "has".

    MrP

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    #5

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    Thanks Sheena, that's a clear explanation.

  5. sheena55ro
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic
    Yes; the verb should agree with the gerund "hardening", which is singular; thus "has".
    MrP

    Thank you very much for clarifying that.
    I must admit I hesitated a little, but now I am sure that the real subject is "hardening".

  6. sheena55ro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fazzu
    Thanks Sheena, that's a clear explanation.
    You are welcome. I must admit I have made a mistake. As Mr.Pedantic stated, the subject is "hardening".
    Anyway, the verb still has the singular form [has been..]

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