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I have read this article on Vox and there’s this sentence:

That means Ebola tends is deadlier in poorer countries like the DRC than it is in the US or Europe.

First, tend is not a noun. Second, if it’s a noun, there has to be are because of tends.

So is it wrong?

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    You are correct. If you replaced is with to be after tends, the sentence would be correct. – Ronald Sole May 12 '18 at 6:58
  • @RonaldSole I think so. – user67265 May 12 '18 at 7:17

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