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Sample 1: “Mike Adenuga’s mother’s burial is still the measuring criteria for burials in Nigeria…You take as much crates as you can.”(A cow was shared on every street in Ijebu-Igbo…Opera News, 17 July, 2021)

The word of interest is the noun, criteria which occurs in the context: “Mike Adenuga’s mother’s burial is still the measuring criteria…”Please note that the word criteriais a plural noun. Its singular form is criterion. The plural word is clearly treated as a singular noun (The subject of the sentence, ‘Mike Adenuga’s mother’s burial’, is singular; the verb, is, is singular.).

The problem probably stems from the fact that the writer, like many…



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