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    • Join Date: May 2006
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    #1

    Deserve or Deserves

    Do I need the "s" in the following sentence? Thanks.

    - A hardworking young man like you deserves (deserve) an opportunity.

  1. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #2

    Re: Deserve or Deserves

    Shorten it and you'll see the subject,

    A hardworking young man deserves an opportunity.

    All the best.

  2. queenbu's Avatar
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    • Join Date: Mar 2006
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    #3

    Re: Deserve or Deserves

    A hardworking young man (like you) deserves (deserve) an opportunity.


    As Casiopea says, it's the young man who deserves the opportunity (not you).


    • Join Date: May 2006
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    #4

    Re: Deserve or Deserves

    Thank you, queenbu, and thank you, Casiopea.

  3. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #5

    Re: Deserve or Deserves

    You're welcome, cleung.

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