Which is correct: "... in a sequence of actions that [ leads or lead ] to a goal."?
In the phrase "in a sequence of actions that leads to a goal" does the verb to lead have to be in the singular (in agreement with the noun sequence) or in the plural (in agreement with the noun actions)?
American and British English differ on this. American English tends to make the noun and verb agree (singular) whereas Brits tend to work more on proximity - the word 'actions' is closer to the verb, so it agrees with them (plural).
August 16, 2018
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