many a ... and many a ...

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[h=1]got confused and a little help plz:
Many a boy and many a girl___it since then[/h]
2010-05-19 17:31​

A have seen
B has seen
which is the correct one?[h=1]and what if the sentence goes like "Many a boy and girl___it since then" ?[/h]Thanks in advance:roll:
 

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It should be "Many a boy and girl have seen it since then."

It is not correct to write "Many a boy and many a girl..."
 

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much obliged
 

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"Many boys and girls ..." is much more natural.
 

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It is not correct to write "Many a boy and many a girl..."

That is not right, Tan Elaine. It's perfectly fine to write that.

Please note this extract from the Posting Guidelines:

You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

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Thanks, Rover. Noted.
 
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