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Subject-Verb Agreement 

Units of Measure

Phil B. Fontanarosa

and Stacy Christiansen

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Subject-Verb Agreement

Units of measure are treated as collective singular (not plural) nouns and require a singular verb.

To control the patient’s fever, 500 mg of acetaminophen was [not were] administered at the time of admission and 1000 mg was required 4 hours later.

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