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subject verb agreement

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subject verb agreement

Post by adelyasmeen » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:23 pm

Is it grammatically correct to say

If a team of surgeons fail to cooperate during an operation, the patient's death will be a possible result.

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Re: subject verb agreement

Post by Alan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:01 am

By BrE standards, yes, but many AmE speakers would prefer 'fails'.