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third person singular with "or".

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third person singular with "or".

Post by johnbythesea » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:44 am

If you have a plural subject, e.g. John and Jane, I know you add an s to the verb. What about if the subject is John or Jane.

For example

John or Jake take the rubbish outside / John or Jane takes the rubbish outside.


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Re: third person singular with "or".

Post by Alan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:40 am

takes: agreement with nearest noun.