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    • Join Date: Aug 2006
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    Unhappy subject-verb agreement

    I have a question about subject-verb agreement. In the following sentence" The sun is one of the stars which ________(be) formed in the "Big Bang".

    Should I use "was" or "were"? I've checked Google and found both singular and plural verb forms have been used. Which one is correct?


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    Re: subject-verb agreement

    The sun is one of [[the stars which ________(be) formed ]]in the "Big Bang

    The verb will relate to the stars, not to the sun alone.

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
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    Re: subject-verb agreement

    I do not agree. The sentence isolates 'the sun is' (because it still is) one of the stars (hence the verb relates solely to the sun-only ONE sun). Thus 'was ' is the correct verb to use...

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