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Grammarly has an issue with 'have' and 'has' Hi friends, Today I've come across an issue with a sentence. When I checked it by Grammarly, it said the sentence is correct! I'm going to put the sentence here to get your ideas on it. Thanks in advance. Recently, the phenomenon of cyberbullying and its corresponding impact 'HAS' sparked a heated debate. Because of parallelism, we have to put 'have' instead of 'has'? but Grammarly says both of them are correct! According to the meaning of the sentence, which one is the correct one?
Oct 2, 2018 5:38 AM
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They are both correct. It depends whether you consider what comes before the verb to be one subject or two. One subject: The phenomenon ( of cyberbullying and its corresponding impact) has.... or Two subjects: (The phenomenon of cyberbullying) and (its corresponding impact) have... I'm not sure what you mean by "parallelism" here, but I hope my explanation makes sense. The "issue" you refer to is probably simpler than you think - it's just a question of deciding whether you've got a singular or plural subject.
October 2, 2018
I have tested "Grammarly" for use with non-native speakers and I have found it to be unsuitable for all except near-native speakers. I am happy to explain more.
October 2, 2018
Both are correct, yeah

Cyberbulling and its impact being 2, you'd use "have"

Cyberbulling and its impact being considered one thing all together or according to the last conjugation you'd use "has"..

But i would say "cyberbulling and its impactS have".. so both options would be "have" anyway..


October 2, 2018
Has is correct or at least sounds natural and instinctive to native speakers. A native speaker would use have for a third person he/she/they have. "you have sparked a heated debate about, the the phenomenon of cyberbullying and its corresponding impact" PLEASE NOTE I am not vouching for this English language school nor have i checked the answers on the test. There are often errors on the Internet, everybody makes silly mistakes. Even teachers at reputable Universities. I posted the link because it is relevant to this question.
October 2, 2018
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