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    Tuition fee for September is rising.

    Are all of these subject-verb agreement OK?

    Tuition fee for September is rising.
    Tuition fees for September are rising.
    Tuition for September is rising.

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    Re: Tuition fee for September is rising.

    Yes, but the first one requires a definite article to be a complete sentence.
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    Re: Tuition fee for September is rising.

    The third sentence doesn't make sense. Tuition does not rise.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Tuition fee for September is rising.

    It's natural in AmE. Tuition rises (but rarely falls).
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    Re: Tuition fee for September is rising.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    It's natural in AmE. Tuition rises (but rarely falls).
    It would rarely be said as simple as this, but it would be said like this in Canadian English too.
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    Re: Tuition fee for September is rising.

    ... and in British English.

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    Re: Tuition fee for September is rising.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    The first one:

    "Tuition fee for September is rising. "

    Is the definite article really necessary? Without a doubt?
    Yes. The sentence as written is unnatural.
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