Writing for Business

Mar 19 2010   4:29PM GMT

Subject-verb agreement

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

Answer: a.

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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