as opposed to with the plural verb:Laudetur Iesus et Maria.
? ThanksLaudentur Iesus et Maria.
Sure, but do they mean exactly the same thing?MatthaeusLatinus wrote:Actually, they're both correct. The singular verb agrees with the nearest subject.
So, instead of sit I could just as easily say sint? Thanks again…ómnium Sanctórum universitáti sit sempitérna laus, honor, virtus et glória…
255. 1. Agreement in Number. With two or more subjects the verb is regularly plural; as,—
pater et fīlius mortuī sunt, the father and son died.
2. But sometimes the verb agrees with the nearest subject; viz.,—
a) When the verb precedes both subjects or stands between them; as,—
mortuus est pater et fīlius;
pater mortuus est et fīlius.
b) When the subjects are connected by aut; aut ... aut; vel ... vel; neque ... neque; as,—
neque pater neque fīlius mortuus est, neither father nor son died.
3. When the different subjects are felt together as constituting a whole, the singular is used; as,—
temeritās ignōrātiōque vitiōsa est, rashness and ignorance are bad.
a. This is regularly the case in senātus populusque Rōmānus.