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Writing: Noun agreement — Harder example

Writing: Grammar

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- [Instructor] Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, stars of HBO's "Garfunkel and Oates", are both a musical comedian. Okay so we're talking about two people, Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, we're talking about two people. Then we say these two people, Riki and Kate are, so we agree with the subject and the verb. This is the plural form of is. So are both, so you have two people, can two people both be a musical comedian? This right over here is one musical comedian right over here. A musical comedian. No, if we're talking about both of them, we're talking about that they both are musical comedians. So they are both musical comedians. Get rid of the a and add an s at the end. So this that choice right over here. So the key is the subject, we're talking about two people but then we're saying that they are a musical comedian. But no, they would be both musical comedians. You want to have a plural right over here. Musical comedians. So you definitely want to change it. And then these other two choices are wrong because these are both singular. A comedian, a comedian who plays music. In either case, they are singular. You want plural. Musical comedians.