I think I've used HAVE and ARE correctly here, though I'm let to believe that HAVE and ARE may be interchangable with HAS or IS. Could someone please confirm?


Greg went to London, as HAVE Bob, Dave, and Sonia

Greg is a talented player, as ARE Bob, Dave, and Sonia
This doesn't sound ok to me, since it is "Greg went to London", not "Greg has gone to London", so I guess you can't use "have".
This use of "as" bothers me, too. I would use "and so are..."
Ok, so if I wrote,

"Greg has went to London, as HAVE Bob, Dave, and Sonia"

is HAVE used correctly?
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The "have" is okay, but it's Greg has GONE to London.
Greg has gone to ... and so has/have Mary, Susy, etc.
Greg went to ... and so did Mary, Susy, etc.

I don't know if both a singular and a plural verb are ok, but I feel the singular is ok. I just searched the net for this, since a similar thread confused me a little, and I found out that native speakers normally say "Here comes Mary and Sam", instead of "come". So, since they also say "This is Mary and Sam", I think they use a singular verb when the subject is "compound", unless it comes before the verb:

Mary and Sam are here.
Here is Mary and sam.

Mary and Sam are coming.
Here comes Mary and Sam.

I believe you need a (non-prescriptive) native speaker, though. Emotion: smile

EDIT: GG answered first... Hi GG, is a singular verb used too? Thanks.
I think it should be...

Here ARE Kelly and Sam...
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There seem to be multiple threads circulating on this topic.

Someone else did a nice job in one of the other ones.

Greg has gone, and so (has Mary), (has Susan), and (has Peter).

Greg has gone, and so have (Mary, Susan, and Peter).

I find either has or have acceptable, with has applying to each one in turn, and have applying to the group.
Grammar GeekThere seem to be multiple threads circulating on this topic.
Yes, that was MrP! My reply was based on what he told me... Well, you agree with him then. Thanks, I'll try to remember this. Emotion: smile
Well, it's a relief to know he and I are in accord. I pretty much doubt myself when my answer contradicts him, Clive, Mr. M, CJ or Nona.
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