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)?
Aug 16, 2018 4:31 PM
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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).