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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:29:48 PM
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KUANTAN: The decomposed body of a girl was found in a bush in Kampung Tanjung Medang Hilir, Pekan on Saturday (Feb 9).

The remains of the body is thought to be that of Siti Masyitah, an 11-year-old girl who was reported missing on Jan 30 after she did not return from a trip to the shops.

Shouldn't "is" be "are" and "that" be "those"?

Thanks.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/body-of-11-year-old-missing-girl-organs-decapitated-malaysia-11227644
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:58:24 PM

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I understand how the writer is thinking (the 'remains of the body' = the 'body'), but I think you are right.
The remains of the body are thought to be those of Siti Masyitah.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
palapaguy
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:38:03 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
KUANTAN: The decomposed body of a girl was found in a bush in Kampung Tanjung Medang Hilir, Pekan on Saturday (Feb 9).

The remains of the body is thought to be that of Siti Masyitah, an 11-year-old girl who was reported missing on Jan 30 after she did not return from a trip to the shops.

Shouldn't "is" be "are" and "that" be "those"?

Thanks.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/body-of-11-year-old-missing-girl-organs-decapitated-malaysia-11227644


Yes. Quite correct.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:19:43 AM
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Thanks, DragOnspeaker and palapaguy.
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