---in general and --- in particular has/have

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Literature in general and poetry in particular has maintained a strong relation with society.

In the above sentence I shink the verb should be singular, am I right?
 
  • Scholiast

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    Good day to you. heypresto is mainly right, but you might observe that if the words "...and poetry in particular..." are parenthesised, the singular would be appropriate:

    "Literature in general - and poetry in particular - has maintained..." &c.
     
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