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    #1

    The trend is to consolidation....

    I read a sentence in a dictionary and the sentence goes like:

    The trend is to consolidation and small businesses are getting it in the neck. (Source: neck)

    I wonder if you can tell me why "is" is used here.

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    #2

    Re: The trend is to consolidation....

    Without it, the sentence wouldn't make sense.

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    #3

    Re: The trend is to consolidation....

    I was reading it as "The trend is to consolidation and small businesses ---- are getting it in the neck". However, after reading your answer, Rover, I think it should be "The trend is to consolidation ---- and small businesses are getting it in the neck". Am I right?

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    #4

    Re: The trend is to consolidation....

    Yes. The original sentence should have a comma or dash after "consolidation".
    Last edited by GoesStation; 27-Nov-2020 at 13:24. Reason: Fix an error. Thanks, YAMATO2201.
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    #5

    Re: The trend is to consolidation....

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Yes. The original sentence should have a comma or dash after "businesses".
    Really?

    The trend is to consolidation and small businesses - are getting it in the neck.
    The trend is to consolidation and small businesses, are getting it in the neck.


    I think you mean after consolidation.
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