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Mar 19 2010   4:29PM GMT

Subject-verb agreement



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Tags:
Business writing
CIO
grammar
Quiz
subject-verb agreement

Which is correct?
The concept of electronic health records ______ interoperability.
a. implies
b. imply


Answer: a.

Explanation:
Concept is the subject of the sentence here. It’s singular, so we need the singular verb form, implies, to go with it.

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