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"As well as" "In addition to" are Additive Phrases
The singular Subject (here, Dick) remains SINGULAR despite the Additive Phrase

hence "Plans" is CORRECT.

hope its clear now

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nitya34 wrote:
"As well as" "In addition to" are Additive Phrases
The singular Subject (here, Dick) remains SINGULAR despite the Additive Phrase

hence "Plans" is CORRECT.

hope its clear now

sanjay_gmat wrote:
Dick , as well as his brothers , plan/plans to vacation in Hawaii.

what is correct to use here - plan or plans?


I don't have a link, but Nitya34 is 100% correct. All the phrases below are singular as long as X is singular:

X along with Y
X accompanied by Y
X in addition to Y
X as well as Y

The only way to make a compound subject is to use the conjunction "and". "X and Y" is a plural construct.
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nitya34 wrote:
"As well as" "In addition to" are Additive Phrases
The singular Subject (here, Dick) remains SINGULAR despite the Additive Phrase

hence "Plans" is CORRECT.

hope its clear now

sanjay_gmat wrote:
Dick , as well as his brothers , plan/plans to vacation in Hawaii.

what is correct to use here - plan or plans?


I don't have a link, but Nitya34 is 100% correct. All the phrases below are singular as long as X is singular:

X along with Y
X accompanied by Y
X in addition to Y
X as well as Y

The only way to make a compound subject is to use the conjunction "and". "X and Y" is a plural construct.


Nitya and Rygaar, thanks a ton for your comments. very much appreciate it.
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