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    grammar help.

    Should the verb torment be in the singular or in the plural?

    Feelings like these torments him...

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    Re: grammar help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post
    Should the verb torment be in the singular or in the plural?

    Feelings like these torments him...
    Feelings - subject -plural form

    torment- verb - plural form

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    Re: grammar help.

    Hi,

    Is there any particular name of this structure:

    .... the most basic of questions ...
    Thanks

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    Re: grammar help.

    Quote Originally Posted by dtommy79 View Post
    Hi,

    Is there any particular name of this structure:



    Thanks
    Do you have the full context?

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    The multitude of torments heaped upon him, compound to fracture his psyche.

    Feelings such as these torment him to the breaking point.

    Only a tormented soul turns to writing as a means of expression.



    Wholeman

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    Re: grammar help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Do you have the full context?
    Here it is:

    The twentieth century has given economists high-powered mathematics, but it hasn't helped them resolve the most basic of questions: what makes economies grow?
    thanks for the help

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