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I found the following sentence in one of books that I'm reading these days. What my question is I cannot understand why they use "illustrate" instead of "illustrates" in the following sentence, though "research" is an uncountable noun.


For example, the research literature overwhelmingly points to poverty as a factor in criminal behaviour.

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dileepaFor example, the research literature overwhelmingly points to poverty as a factor in criminal behaviour.

"the research literature" is singular, so the verb is singular: "points".

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Thank you very much for the answer.

dileepaI cannot understand why they use "illustrate" instead of "illustrates" in the following sentence, though "research" is an uncountable noun

There's no word "illustrate" in your example.

Yeah. Sorry about the inconvenience it was a mistake.

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