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Plural nouns take plural verbs and singular nouns take singular verbs, even if a phrase ending in a plural noun follows a singular subject or if a phrase ending in a singular noun follows a plural subject.A review of all patients with grade 3 tumors was undertaken in the university hospital. [The subject in this sentence is review. Ignore all modifying prepositional phrases that follow a noun when determining verb agreement.] Sometimes the simplest solution is to rewrite it as 2 separate sentences: If the intervening phrase is introduced by with, together with, as well as, along with, in addition

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