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Lingo
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 7:31:58 AM
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But they are actually a major driving force in evolution.

Isn't there any conflict between "are" and "a", why not "driving forces"?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170913-the-lab-thats-home-to-10000-spiders


Thanks a lot.

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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 7:37:48 AM

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Collectively, they are a force. IMO

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
Romany
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 7:40:47 AM
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Whatever "they" are, they all combine together and make one great, driving force.

Like: one person may protest something - no-one takes any notice. Ten people join him but they still have no effect. Finally, 10,000 people, from all over the country, protest. They then become a driving force in changing the Legislation.
Lingo
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:44:03 PM
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Ashwin Joshi wrote:
Collectively, they are a force. IMO


Thanks a lot for your simply but clear answer, which really helps me a lot.

Best wishes.
Lingo
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:45:54 PM
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Romany wrote:
Whatever "they" are, they all combine together and make one great, driving force.

Like: one person may protest something - no-one takes any notice. Ten people join him but they still have no effect. Finally, 10,000 people, from all over the country, protest. They then become a driving force in changing the Legislation.


Yes, now I can know this point much better. Thanks for your good and clear explanation. It is really helpful.

All the best.
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