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Singular or plural following a list
My apples and orange are wrong

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  • Her ripples, her current, her momentum is the fountainhead of science.
  • Her ripples, her current, her momentum are the fountainhead of science.
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Are is the correct form. And you might even consider the following structure.

Her ripples, current, and momentum are the fountainhead of science.

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Thanks. What if the list is after the verb and the first in the list is singular? For example: The fountainhead of science is her momentum, her ripples, her current. –  Essen Nov 8 '12 at 6:43
    
@Essen Example please? –  Noah Nov 8 '12 at 6:44
    
Please see the example above –  Essen Nov 8 '12 at 6:47
    
@Essen is is correct here. –  Noah Nov 8 '12 at 6:49
    
Thanks a lot, Noah. Very nice of you. –  Essen Nov 8 '12 at 6:51
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