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Yavanika is one of the latest additions to good drama which appeared/have appeared in recent times.

If I saywhich appeared in recent times, will that be considered wrong? As far as tense of the sentence is considered, I do not think there will be any error by using only appeared. But my book says that have appeared is correct. But I believe have appeared is only changing then tense of the sentence not meaning. Suggestions please.

  • I agree (that either is fine). However, I prefer have appeared in this specific sentence for some inexplicable reason. Perhaps it's easier to internalize the additions which happened several times. – Damkerng T. Sep 25 '15 at 18:31
  • I would use has appeared to match the singular subject. – user3169 Sep 25 '15 at 20:38
  • Careful with that. The meaning of the sentence changes depending on whether the verb is singular or plural. Make it plural, and the reference to additions to good drama appearing in recent years is clear. That is "additions to good drama" is the subject. Make it singular, and "Yavanika" has appeared in recent years, but the scope of the additions to good drama could encompass a larger time period. One would also need to add a comma: "...latest additions to good drama, which has...." – Obie 2.0 Sep 26 '15 at 0:47

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