Kuvshinskaia Iuliia

Agreement of the verb with a quantifying expression, which includes the word проценты "per cent"

Kuvshinskaia Iuliia (2013) "Agreement of the verb with a quantifying expression, which includes the word protsenti "per cent" ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia III : Filologiia, 2013, vol. 32, pp. 78-84 (in Russian).


The paper examines the agreement of Russian quantifying expressions which include the word проценты ‘per cent’ with the verb. Based on data of the National Corpus of the Russian language from the period of 2000–2010, the author analyses the frequency of the plural and singular agreement. The paper considers main factors which infl uence the number of the verb. These are the factors that favour plural predicates (agreed attribute, attributive clause, the animacy of subject, conjunct predicates, adjectival or predicate noun, compound verbal predicate, active voice, etc.) and the factors that favour singular predicates (precedence, inanimate subject, passive voice, etc.)The author concludes that in the expressions in question the behaviour of the predicate is similar to its behaviour in other quantifying expressions (e. g. Десять студентов сдали экзамен): the frequency of the plural agreement is high, and both kinds of expressions show the impact of the same factors as to the choice of the predicate. However, in expressions containing the word проценты the quantity (the meaning of the numeral) and factors which emphasise the quantitative meaning of the subject have no eff ect on the choice of the predicate because the subject is considered partitive and contains the plural noun проценты, which tends to favour the plural predicate.


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