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SOURCE:   Philological Sciences. Issues of Theory and Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2018. № 7. Part 2. P. 389-394. ISSN 1997-2911.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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https://doi.org/10.30853/filnauki.2018-7-2.36

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE CHOICE OF THE SINGULAR OR PLURAL FORM OF THE ENGLISH PREDICATE WHEN AGREEING IT WITH QUANTITATIVE-NOMINAL WORD COMBINATIONS

Rogacheva Elena Sergeevna
Moscow City University


Submitted: 18.05.2018.
Abstract. The article analyzes the factors supposedly influencing the singular/plural agreement of the English verb-predicate with the subject expressed by the quantitative-nominal word combination. Among such factors the author identifies the factor of animateness, the precedence of predicate, the level of the remoteness of the verb-predicate from the subject. Examples from the modern English fiction serve as factual material.
Key words and phrases: согласование, подлежащее, сказуемое, количественно-именное словосочетание, условия согласования, agreement, subject, predicate, quantitative-nominal word combination, agreement conditions.
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