Re: Need immediate reply to a verb usage

Subject: Re: Need immediate reply to a verb usage
From: Barbara Karst-Sabin <barbara -at- QUOTE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 14:14:33 -0700

About the only times I've heard the plural verb form used in this way in
in British English (or pseudo-British English as practiced here in the
States). It's much more colloquial, if nothing else, to use the
singular here. Unless there is some legal precedent (like I said,
pseudo-Brit \;+)...

BJ

Parker, Cassandra M. (EXCH) wrote:
>
> List Members,
>
> What is the rule for singular verb usage?
>
> EXAMPLES:
>
> Which is correct and why with the emphasis being on the verb?
>
> a. Intermead (which is the company name) reserve the right to refuse to
> answer any questions.
> b. Intermead (which is the company name) reserves the right to refuse
> to answer any questions.
>
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