Correct use of "do" versus "does"

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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 so.”? 

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 so."

May 3rd, 2015

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.

see this for more guidance

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/subject-verb-agreement-collective-nouns.htm

May 3rd, 2015

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?

May 3rd, 2015

oh sorry yes in the second you will use do because it justify the first form of the verb with the future tense "The agency states that it will do so." is correct

May 3rd, 2015

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