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I dont understand how the following sentence is following correct subject and verb agreement.
- Do authors think that including examples from the text files has widespread applicability?
Grammarly thinks this sentence is correct. But I dont understand why? Should not it be the like following
- Do authors think that including examples from the text files have widespread applicability?
why "text files has" is correct?
asked Dec 2, 2022 at 5:54
The subject of "have" is not "the text files". The subject is the gerund "including". The gerund is singular, so "has" is the correct form for subject-verb agreement.
"The text files" is the object of the preposition "from", so it cannot be a subject.
answered Dec 2, 2022 at 6:31
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