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is the sentence in subject-verb agreement? The sound of the waves are drowning out their cries for help.?

Want to be sure that the subject-verb is in agreement?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    See the answers on the other copy of this question. [Duplication of question; unintentional, I'm sure.]

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The subject, I believe, is "the sound of the waves". The sound is singular so the verb, which is "are" should be singular also. "Is" and "Are" are to be verbs. The sentence should read, "The sound of the waves is drowning out their cries for help."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It should be This sound of the waves is drowning out their cries for help. Sound is singular and that is the noun that requires a third person singular verb.

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  • obee
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    4 years ago

    To simplify the sentance to easily a project and it truly is verb, "The sound are drowning..." "The sound" is the difficulty- singular. even nonetheless there are various waves, they are not the difficulty, their sound is..... wisely- "The sound of the waves is drowning out their cries for help."

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  • 1 decade ago

    why not just say "the sound of the waves drowned out the saliors' cries for help," or "their cries for help were lost under the noisey waves," or "the noisey waves drowned out all cries for help"? Dude - there's 1000 different ways to say just one simple thing; if you're not sure about the grammar saying it one way, just switch it around! That's the lazy way to always be grammatically correct.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No it's not. The subject is sound which is singular. The verb is are, which is plural. Are should be is.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not in agreement.

    The sound of the waves "is" drowning out their cries for help. "sound" is singular in this case.

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