I came across a sentence in scientificamerican

Summer’s here and with it come picnics, barbecues and of course Salmonella.

Why not comes but come? I found there are

Here Comes the Boom. Here comes the sun.

When to use come and when the other?


It's because picnics and barbecues are plural.


Picnics come in the summer, the sun comes at dawn.

When the noun is singular, we conjugate with comes; when the noun is plural, we conjugate with come.

Every Wednesday, five of my friends come over – Jane comes with Harry, but David and Betsy come with Linda.

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The examples which you have given are present indefinite. In present indefinite, we use a verb’s first form. If the subject is singular the verb comes with ‘s’, and if the subject is plural only the verb’s first form is used.

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  • Please explain what's wrong here, given the downvotes – Nehemias Herrera Oct 17 '17 at 13:58

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