Mrs V, together with her children, jog or jogs in the park every weekend. Thank you.


To choose between the singular 'jogs' and the plural 'jog', delete the parenthetical clause "together with her children", and consider each verb form.

Mrs V jog in the park
Mrs V jogs in the park

Which one is right? The second one. Mrs V, she of the curiously short surname, is one person, a singular entity.

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  • Indeed! And if the children were joint subjects, it would be otherwise - "Mrs V and her children jog in the park". This is a handy illustration of the difference between additional subjects and adverbials/prepositional phrases etc, which can be hard for the novice to distinguish - especially when they are parenthetical. – SamBC Feb 28 '19 at 10:18

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