Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. new2grammar's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Punjabi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: May 2008
    • Posts: 880
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    exceed / exceeds

    'The number of wealthy households whose annual income exceed or exceeds 250,000 yuan, or about 36,000 US dollars living in urban areas, topped 1.6 million last year.'

    And what is the rule? It's seems obvious but I can't work it out.

    Thanks in advance

  2. konungursvia's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 5,125
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: exceed / exceeds

    exceeds

  3. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: exceed / exceeds

    Hi new2grammar

    The rule: the verb agrees in person and number with its subject:

    Ex: The number of wealthy households whose annual income (subject) exceeds (verb)250,000 yuan...

    Person: 3rd person (income = it)
    Number: singular income, plural incomes

    Examples
    Singular: income exceeds
    Plural: incomes exceed

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •