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using these functions as an example

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using these functions as examples

Should it be examples, or an example is also okay?

The point is that, we need only to use one of them as an example.

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    Can you tell us whether you have learned what singular and plural mean in English? Is the noun phrase these examples singular or plural? Jul 1 '17 at 5:52
  • If, as you say, you need to use one of them as an example, why not write just that?
    – user3395
    Jul 1 '17 at 11:07
  • @P.E.Dant I can handle simple cases like 'The three computers are' and 'This car is', but not more complicated cases.
    – John
    Jul 1 '17 at 12:07
  • This really is a very simple case! See the comment above from @userr2684291 . Don't underestimate your ability to figure this out. Remember: a plural subject always takes a plural verb, and a singular subject always takes a singular verb. Jul 1 '17 at 20:01

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