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    Question Singular vs plural

    "This approach becomes impossible as distance from the source and, hence, area to be sampled continues to increase."

    I'd say "continue to increase" because this verb seem to refer to both distance and area. Am I right?

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    Re: Singular vs plural

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    "This approach becomes impossible as distance from the source and, hence, area to be sampled continues to increase."

    I'd say "continue to increase" because this verb seem to refer to both distance and area. Am I right?

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    The sentence as far as the verb is concerned is fine....but you should include "the" into the sentence to make it more readable. You are dealing with a specific distance and a specific area.

    This approach becomes impossible as the distance from the source and, hence, the area to be sampled continues to increase.

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    Re: Singular vs plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    The sentence as far as the verb is concerned is fine....but you should include "the" into the sentence to make it more readable. You are dealing with a specific distance and a specific area.

    This approach becomes impossible as the distance from the source and, hence, the area to be sampled continues to increase.
    If so, the following sentence should also be correct:
    "The distance and the area to be sampled is increasing."

    Is it?

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    Re: Singular vs plural

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    If so, the following sentence should also be correct:
    "The distance and the area to be sampled is increasing."

    Is it?

    Nyggus
    Yes, but the other sentence is more interesting.

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    Re: Singular vs plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Yes, but the other sentence is more interesting.
    But how come "a and b is" is correct? Really, this is amazing!

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