Need or Needs

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Need or Needs

Unread post by misslana » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:14 pm

Hi. I am marking a paper which has the following sentence '.... the two institution needs to be shut down'. Should it be 'needs' or 'need'? If you can provide an explanation or a reference to why, that would be great too. TIA

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Re: Need or Needs

Unread post by Susan » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:40 pm

Hi.

It should be: 2 institutions need to be

Need is the plural form of the verb.

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