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Micks asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

english teachers, which grammar is correct?

his eyes and mouth remains open

his eyes and mouth remain open

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  • 2 months ago

    Ask yourself this - what if you replaced 'his eyes and mouth' with 'they'? Which would you say then? It would be 'they remain', so that's what it is here.

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  • MARK
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is the second one. The verb only normally ends in 's' when used in the third person singular (he/she/it/one). Here the verb is in the third person plural. So it would be:

    Singular

    First person: I remain

    Second person: you remain

    Third person: he/she/it/one remainS

    Plural

    First person: we remain

    Second person: you remain

    Third person: they remain

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  • 2 months ago

    His eyes and mouth remain open

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  • 2 months ago

    'Eyes and mouth' are two things (actually three things) so you use the plural form.  His eyes and mouth remain open.

    If it was just his mouth, you'd say 'His mouth remains open.'

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Second one, remain, not remains

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