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Subject-Complement Agreement.  

Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0007.022.0287
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Subjects and complements should agree in number. The boy can tie his own shoes. We asked trial participants to return their pill dispensers. However, when the complement is shared by all constituents of the plural subject, that noun remains singular. The authors were asked to revise their paper....

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