Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement - A Pseudo-Plural Singular Subject

John's family meets for dinner no more than six times a year.

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake, it creates another mistake by changing the word for (meet for dinner) to the word to (meet to dinner).

Also, this answer choice changes the original meaning by omitting the word no. In the original sentence, the number of dinner meetings per year in John's family is 0-6 (no more than six times a year). In this answer choice, the number is 7 or more.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject John's family does not agree with the plural verb meet.

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Another problem with this answer choice is that it makes the sentence unnecessarily longer by changing the original meets for dinner to meet to have dinner.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject John's family does not agree with the plural verb meet.

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Another problem with this answer choice is that it changes the original meaning. No more than six times a year means anywhere between zero and six times, including six times a year. Less than six times a year, on the other hand, means zero to five times a year.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject John's family does not agree with the plural verb meet.

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Well done!

This answer choice correctly matches the singular verb meets with the singular subject family.

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meets for dinner no more
meet for dinner more
meet for dinner less
meet to have dinner no more than
meets to dinner more

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