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Sentence Correction: Preposition Questions - Split Constructions

John counts and trusts Jane.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect.

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While this answer choice corrects the original Split Construction mistake, it is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject John does not agree with the plural verb trust.

Did you notice the word trusts was changed into trust?

While this answer choice corrects the original Split Construction mistake, it is stylistically flawed, specifically, redundant. There is another answer choice which corrects the original mistake and is more concise than this one.

Great!

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This answer choice corrects the original mistake by adding the preposition on after the verb counts.

While this answer choice corrects the original Split Construction mistake, it is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject John does not agree with the plural verb count.

Just take it that one step further then. Notice the change and then always ask yourself how the change affects the sentence according to the same rules you already know to test against. In this case you should already know that such a change in the verb has to be checked against the subject.

John counts and trusts Jane
John counts on and trust Jane
John counts on Jane and trusts her
John counts on and trusts Jane
John count on and trusts Jane
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