That may well be the core of the subject Trinidad and Tobago Email List to which a plural verb fits. And what is a number then? That is a numeral in its entirety. Just like a few , a lot , many and twenty . That also explains why, just like ‘Twenty have Trinidad and Tobago Email List been sold’, you can also just fine say ‘A number have been sold’: that construction can only occur with a numeral. ‘Some have been sold’ doesn’t sound like anything. So: forget the ‘rule’ that a number of people always have a singular verb. Plural is the first option: a number of Trinidad and Tobago Email List people are . Singular is also allowed, but can come across as (too) formal. It is best to write what you would spontaneously say . Misunderstanding 2: ‘
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Keep your distance’ is imperative plural ‘Keep Trinidad and Turkey Email List your distance’, ‘Please keep the parking lot clean’, ‘Become a member’, ‘Save an animal’: you regularly come across an imperative that ends in dt . And when you ask why people Trinidad and Turkey Email List have written it that way, they often say: isn’t it plural? Problem: That form has long since died out. So why is ‘Keep your distance’ so persistent? That can be explained. The form with a t is very common as a finite verb: he keeps , you become , she saves . And above all: keep , become Trinidad and Tobago Email List and save sound exactly the same as the imperatives keep , word and save .
That is why you see this error with ‘Keep Trinidad and Turkey Email List your distance’, but never with ‘Take a seat’ or ‘Bake the steak’: there you hear and see that it does not belong in Dutch today. Here’s the thing: The imperative is equal to the I-form Trinidad and Tobago Email List and gets no t . Keep your distance and Keep your distance are good, Keep your distance not. Keep your distance is possible: here is in fact keep the verb with you . Compare Take a seat versus Take a seat . Misconception 3: ‘You’ and ‘we’ are better than ‘you’ and ‘we’ ‘Have you Trinidad and Tobago Email List claimed your discount yet?’ “She asked me to get up.” It sounds a lot more natural to make this ‘your discount’ and ‘she asked me’, but a lot of people have learned that you can’t write it that way.