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Honor as well as profit are to be gained by this work.

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Honor as well as profit are to be gained by this work.

A. Honor as well as profit are to be gained by this work.
B. Honor as well as profit is to be gained by this work.
C. Honor in addition to profit are to be gained by this work.
D. Honor, as well as profit, are to be gained by this work.
E. Honor also profit is to be gained by this work.

When "as well as" is used should we consider the it as singular or plural??

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16 Nov 2007, 16:53
I agree if its as well as... then consider singular but for "and"consider plural.

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17 Nov 2007, 15:57
b, because, singular subjects remain singular despite additive phrases (in addition to, as well as)
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Honor as well as profit are to be gained by this work.

A. Honor as well as profit are to be gained by this work.
B. Honor as well as profit is to be gained by this work.
C. Honor in addition to profit are to be gained by this work.
D. Honor, as well as profit, are to be gained by this work.
E. Honor also profit is to be gained by this work.

When "as well as" is used should we consider the it as singular or plural??

Def B.

Singular requires is. E is just wrong.
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18 Nov 2007, 18:03
finder_003 wrote:
Honor as well as profit are to be gained by this work.

A. Honor as well as profit are to be gained by this work.
B. Honor as well as profit is to be gained by this work.
C. Honor in addition to profit are to be gained by this work.
D. Honor, as well as profit, are to be gained by this work.
E. Honor also profit is to be gained by this work.

When "as well as" is used should we consider the it as singular or plural??

I think it should be singular..

As the verb goes by the subject nearest to it when we use 'as well as'.

Therefore (B)..

But I am quite anxious to know how 'gained by' is different from 'gained from'.

Is the usage 'is to be gained by' acceptable??
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18 Nov 2007, 18:21
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As the verb goes by the subject nearest to it when we use 'as well as'.

Beyond700:
I feel this rule is wrong.

Singular subject remains singluar despite the additive phrases like
"along with, in addition to , as well as, acompnaied by,together with, including"

Honor as well as profit is to be gained by this work. (Honor is singular).

profits as well as Honor are to be gained by this work. (Profits is plural)

as per your rule it should be
profits as well as Honor is to be gained by this work. (Profits is plural)

Your rule applies to disjuntive phrase like " Or", "Either ... or", "Neither ... nor"

Neither profits nor Honor is to be gained by this work. (Correct)

Correct me if I am wrong.
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18 Nov 2007, 18:31
x2suresh wrote:
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As the verb goes by the subject nearest to it when we use 'as well as'.

Beyond700:
I feel this rule is wrong.

Singular subject remains singluar despite the additive phrases like
"along with, in addition to , as well as, acompnaied by,together with, including"

Honor as well as profit is to be gained by this work. (Honor is singular).

profits as well as Honor are to be gained by this work. (Profits is plural)

as per your rule it should be
profits as well as Honor is to be gained by this work. (Profits is plural)

Your rule applies to disjuntive phrase like " Or", "Either ... or", "Neither ... nor"

Neither profits nor Honor is to be gained by this work. (Correct)

Correct me if I am wrong.

Thank you 'X2suresh'... I will take note of it...

I was not 100% sure but your feedback is most welcome...
Re: SC - Honor   [#permalink] 18 Nov 2007, 18:31
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