[Grammar] British and American wizards.

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Which is correct?

When a British wizard meet an American wizard

OR

When a British wizard meets an American wizard
 
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Even with the correct verb form "meets", it's not a complete sentence. You need to either add some more information at the end or use an ellipsis to show that it's not finished.
 

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Even with the correct verb form "meets", it's not a complete sentence. You need to either add some more information at the end or use an ellipsis to show that it's not finished.

Yeah sure. But the big question, as Fishy said, is "What happens?"
 

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Magic happens.
 

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When a British wizard meet an American wizard

OR

When a British wizard meets an American wizard

I agree that only "meets" is correct and that this is a sentence fragment.

If you want to use "meet," you should use this alternate construction:

"When a British wizard and an American wizard meet, a battle of idioms invariably ensues."
 

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Or you could make it a question and keep "meet".
 

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It could be the answer to a question, if there were a period at the end.


When do two worlds collide?
When a British wizard meets an American wizard.


I am not a teacher.
 

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