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    gardens

    "Rome Gardens" are beautiful
    "Rome Gardens" is beautiful

    Garden has an "s". So it's plural right?
    should the verb be plural or singular

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    Re: gardens

    Yes. The verb should be plural when there is an 's'.

    By the way, do you mean 'The gardens of Rome are very beautiful.' or is there a place you are thinking about called 'Rome Gardens'?

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    Re: gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by Clare James View Post
    Yes. The verb should be plural when there is an 's'.

    By the way, do you mean 'The gardens of Rome are very beautiful.' or is there a place you are thinking about called 'Rome Gardens'?

    hi,

    "gardens of rome" and "rome's gandens" mean the same?

    are both correct?

    thanks
    jc

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    Re: gardens

    Not really. You need to say 'the gardens of Rome'.

    (Usually we don't use the possessive 's form for places, only people.)


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    Re: gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by Clare James View Post
    Not really. You need to say 'the gardens of Rome'.

    (Usually we don't use the possessive 's form for places, only people.)
    Can of worms, that. There are many who will not agree - I am one. Anything can be used with a possessive. London's centre/Oxford's dreaming spires/New York's busy streets - it is quite normal usage.

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