Writing for Business

Apr 3 2014   2:54PM GMT

Subject / verb agreement

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

typing Which is correct?
One out of every ten servers ____ a custom install.
a. require
b. requires

Answer: b

Explanation: One is the subject of the sentence, so the correct verb is requires. One server (out of every ten) requires a custom install.

Writinghood offers more advice about tricky cases of subject-verb agreement.

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  • fblanco
    Good advice, thanks :)

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