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12.6 Modifying Phrases or Clauses Between Subject And Verb

When a prepositional phrase modifies the subject of a clause, the verb must still agree with the subject, not with any noun in the prepositional phrase.

The hole [in my pants] looks ugly.
The holes [in my coat] look ugly.
Application 6

When a dependent clause or verbal phrase separates a subject from its verb, the verb must still agree with the subject, not with a noun in the clause or phrase.

The noise {that they're making with the dishes} gives me an idea.
The noises {that they're making with the dishes} give me an idea.

Application 7       

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