Dorky grammar question?

Subject: Dorky grammar question?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 12:36:03 -0400

Mandy wondered: <<in the phrase "a set of rules that defines" does the verb "define" get modified based on the singular noun "set"--making it "defines"--or based on the plural noun "rules"--making it "define"?>>

The accord is clearly with "set" (the set... defines), not rules. If you want to avoid the problem, reduce word count, and make it clearer, try something like "the rules that define".

--Geoff Hart ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca
(try geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com if you don't get a reply)


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