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subject verb agreement



rach81
Philippines

subject verb agreement
 
I just want your idea about this, which one is correct, is it
 
"Two were left or "Two was left"

30 May 2010      



juliag
Japan

Definitely two were left because two is plural.
Hope it helps.
Bye

30 May 2010     



blunderbuster
Germany

Hi,

I agree with Julia. If you say "two was left" I understand that the number/numeral "two" was left.

Regards

30 May 2010     



libertybelle
United States

Basic English
singular - was
plural - were.

30 May 2010     



Baadache
Canada

hi,
 
We say two are left because two is plural.

30 May 2010     



rach81
Philippines

hi again,

but the rules say
numbers, measurements, ...used as subjects should take singular verb?
 

30 May 2010     



douglas
United States

two were left- more than one item (two books, etc.) were left
 
two was left- one item or person (called two) was left

30 May 2010     



rach81
Philippines

lots of thanks to you all...

30 May 2010