I am currently experimenting with text substitutions—or rather
"[We] [are] [now] experimenting with text substitutions"
I use [verb] tokens, leaving the person and tense open, to define globally, as in:
When play begins: now the story viewpoint is third person singular.
I get the cases where the [verb] follows and refers to a specific [noun], which defines its person, but I don’t know how to handle cases where there is no noun, as in:
The Kitchen is a room. The blood is fixed in place in the Kitchen. The description of the blood is "The blood; the endless, omnipresent blood! [The location] [reek] of it. Your keen senses [revolt]." To reek is a verb. To revolt is a verb.
I understand that [reek] becomes “reeks” because of [the location] being singular. I also understand that [revolt] also refers to the last object mentioned, the location again.
So, the question is, how can I force a third person plural to the token [reek]?
I know I can force a different tense by using the token “[adapt the verb whatever in the past tense]” but I don’t know how to adapt the verb in a specific person.
BONUS QUESTION: I wonder how [reek] would have worked for a room called The Niagara Falls; is there a way to say that a room name is plural?
Thanks in advance.