Nastassja Riemermann (tsukikage85) wrote in linguaphiles,
Nastassja Riemermann
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The finer (?) details of verb agreement.

"There was an average of 552.5 injuries" or "There were an average of 552.5 injuries"? I'm not sure if "to be" needs to agree with "average" or "injuries" here. Both prescriptive and descriptive answers encouraged.
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  • The Australian Vernacular... Mate

    Here's an article about Australian slang words, tacked onto a story about an ex-pat USA citizen grappling with what looks & sounds to be the base…

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