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Compound subjects

Compound subjects that are joined by the conjunction “and” are usually plural. In the sentence, “Bob and Tom are here,” “Bob and Tom” serve as the compound subject and “are” serves as the plural verb. The one exception to this rule is when the subject is taken as a single unit: “My mother and good friend is Janice Taylor.”

Compound subjects joined with the conjunction “or” affect agreement in three ways:


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