technically correct subject-verb agreement

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 30 04:44:02 UTC 2004

>This sentence sounds fine to me.

Only the singular is possible for me here.  It wouldn't be perfect,
but a lot more natural than the plural.


>At 07:18 PM 12/28/04, you wrote:
>>J. L. King, On the Down Low (Broadway Books, 2004), p. 33: correct
>>(plural) agreement with expletive "there", but it still sounds a bit
>>weird to me:
>>Going to his house was what I lived for. There were liquor, music, and
>>a strong desire for my body.

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