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Definitely use an "s". "More Elvis Presley" sounds like Elvis Presley is a "mass noun" (like sugar or gasoline) not an individual, countable, person. Of course the real "Elvis Presley" is unique, so strictly speaking, it isn't pluralizable. You can't really have "more Elvis Presleys", but it's easy to ...


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By naming the fraction, you've given it a singular identity as a quantity. To me, that justifies the singular verb. In your middle example, “a fraction x of investors are informed”, attaching a variable name to the fraction seems odd. You could avoid the question with "X is the fraction of investors who are informed", with a singular verb "is&...


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Let's go through them one at a time: The locations of nodes are given. This is the different positions of multiple nodes. The location of nodes is given. This is the singular place where there are multiple nodes. Node locations are given. This is the multiple locations of plural nodes (because I assume one node cannot be in multiple places, but if it ...


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You can, but it would help to punctuate your sentence. My cousins (who all have cars) like the new regulation. The relative clause "who all have cars" is parenthetical and can be placed in brackets or between paired commas. Otherwise the reading is restrictive. "My car owning cousins (and not the cousins who don't own a car) like ..." ...


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Yes this is true. But it is not a problem. For example the "The apples are too sour" could have several different meanings. There could be two apples or three or even four or more. You can't tell from the words how many apples there are, so it is ambiguous. In languages which have singular-dual-plural the case where there are two apples would ...


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A simple answer to this is treat it as you would normally. However the secret is not how to say it but saying it correctly. You did not buy some trousers you bought a pair of trousers. Trouser are sold as a pair like socks. Even if this is commonly referred to as just trousers. So we have a belt and it is too long I bought a belt but it is too long This ...


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Yes and No Early research work focused on.... "The" may or may not be correct dependent on context. “Works” has a different meaning. It is used to describe construction or engineering projects. E.g.: There are traffic jams all over the city due to the road works in the centre. Works on the bridge were delayed by 4 weeks due to bad weather. The ...


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Q. it was a present perfect, am I right? And since they wrote have, it means it's plural, isn't it? A. WHEN TO USE Have Had & Had Had In the present perfect, the auxiliary verb is always have (for I, you, we, they) or has (for he, she, it). In the past perfect, the auxiliary verb is always had. So yes it is present perfect and plural, however it is ...


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The correct wording is: People like me never give up. All of the following are examples about groups of people. A group of people contains MANY people: "kids like Bryce" "People like me" "politicians like Joe" "employees similar to Sarah" "men with beards" "people who own more than one car" "...


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I think this comes from animals being seen as something you have a quantity of (think "bucket of sand" vs "bucket of sands") whereas people like to be seen as individuals, and not a collective mass of person. If you are a "fun" kind of manager though, with just one person that you manage, you could say that you are in the ...


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