Thu 19 Sep, 2013 04:32 am
"77 new trains mean getting home sooner."
This was an advert I saw for my local train service. Anyone can break it down and explain whether "mean" is the correct choice, and illustrate under what situations do you use the "s"?
Thanks a lot!
In this sentence, mean is a verb
definition: to have an effect
Axy I'm sure Punk's analysis is technically accurate but I'd agree with you that "mean" sounds funny and the subject truly is singular, that is, say, the advent
of 77 new trains means