I asked: “Text now says: “The agency has not analyzed
whether authorizations of this kind exist.
The Committee recommends that it do so.”
Is this correct or should it be: “The Committee recommends that it does
Brain T said "does" is correct. But this is a future tense use. The sentence could say -- "The Committee
recommends that it do so in the future."
There, the right word is "do" not "does." Correct?
The agency's response would be: "The agency states that it will do
you have to use does with the committee and agency because these are singular nouns that refer to a singular noun containing more than one unit........................................... and because of "it" you will use does because it is pointing that is is singular noun.
I don't think this answer really addresses my point. Of course, singular nouns take singular verbs, but in the future tense, "do" is a singular verb. The agency "does" something now, but the agency "will do" something in the future. "The Committee recommends that the agency do something." Correct?