Which is correct? :"When the next semester commence..." or "When the next semester commences...".

  • Semester isn't a term that's commonly used in British English are you sure you meant to tag it that way?
    – KillingTime
    Jun 24, 2020 at 7:58
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    The English law of the preservation of "s".
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    Jun 24, 2020 at 12:21

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"When the next semester commences...". = agreement

"When the next semesters commence...". = agreement

"When the next semester commence...". = disagreement

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