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Writing: Subject-verb agreement — Harder example

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Borderlands Food Bank, an organization in Nogales, Arizona, rescue millions of pounds of slightly imperfect imported food every year. They underlined the verb rescue and we see all the choices here are have rescued, are rescuing, and rescues so they're all different forms of the verb rescue. So let's just think about it, first of all, what is doing the rescuing? So we see the thing that's doing the rescuing is Borderlands Food Bank, Borderlands Food Bank, which is an organization in Nogales, Arizona. Now is Borderlands Food Bank one thing or many things, is it singular or is it plural? Well we're only talking about one organization, we're only talking about one food bank and so this right over here is singular, this is singular. It's not Borderlands Food Banks. Now if you're not careful when you see this S here your your brain might say oh I'm doing with something plural but it's Borderlands Food Bank not Borderlands Food Banks, so we have a singular subject here and what about the verb, is this the verb that we would use for a singular subject? Would you say, would you say, let's say, he would you say he rescue, he rescue or would you say he rescues? He rescues, he rescues food, he rescue food or would you write he rescues food, rescues food. Well if you have a singular subject the singular form of the verb rescue is rescues so since we have a singular subject here we wanna say Borderlands Food Bank, an organization in Nogales, Arizona rescues millions of pounds of slightly imperfect imported food every year. Rescue, this right over here, that is the plural form of the verb. So you would say they rescue, they rescue food. If you have a plural subject, if you have a plural subject then you would go with rescue so this is the plural form but you have a singular subject so you don't want that, you want the singular form, singular form of the verb, you want rescues, so you want rescues right over here. So we already saw why we didn't want, why we definitely want to change it because it was the plural form and actually all these are also plural forms but just in different tenses. If you say have, have rescued, have, you don't say he have done something, you'd say he has done something, you'd say they have done something so this this is still a plural form and once again you wouldn't say, you wouldn't say he are rescuing, you would say they are rescuing so this also is a plural form. So the first three choices are all the plural form even though their different tenses both perform even though that the subject is singular this right over here has the appropriate verb for a singular subject