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“Led Zeppelin was” vs. “Led Zeppelin were” [duplicate]

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. (Source.) Is "were" really the right word here? It feels like it should be "was". After reading the answers and my own ...
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305 views

Is “statistics” singular or plural?

Statistics shows that people are having fewer children these days! Statistics show that people are having fewer children these days! Which one is grammatical?
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60 views

Plural of table leaf

In the context of a table leaf, what is the correct plural term, "table leafs" or "table leaves"?
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136 views

“[Is/are] X and Y the reason[s] you did Z?”

Is the violence and the abuse the reason you ran away home? Are the violence and the abuse the reasons you ran away from home? Is the violence and the abuse the reasons you ran away home? ...
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Singular plural clarification with none objects [duplicate]

Should I use "no entries are found" or "no entry is found" or "No entries is found" Which is more correct and which is wrong in usage. Can anyone help.
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88 views

Is it proper to say “I earned -1 points today” when I lost 1 point?

Suppose I play a game where I can lose points as well as gain them. Usually I'll say: I earned 10 points today, hooray! But what if I lost points and still want to use "optimistic" verb? I ...
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109 views

“Were that you who did that” vs. “was that you who did that”

Which of the following is correct? Were that you who did that? Was that you who did that? Obviously one has to use were with you, but which one goes here in this case?
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186 views

“His work(s) in research and teaching [have/has] been”

His work in research and teaching have been ... His works in research and teaching have been... His work in research and teaching has been ... If I want to express many pieces of his ...
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1answer
112 views

Which of these is correct? [duplicate]

Which of these film introductions demonstrate the correct use of English Grammar? I have used example (1), but have been taken to task for so doing. Eagle Films present Eagle Films presents ...
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165 views

Why can't we use the plural in “Mt. Fuji is higher than any other mountains in Japan”? [closed]

These are two sentences that I have a question about. Mt. Fuji is higher than any other mountains in Japan. Mt. Fuji is higher than any other mountain in Japan. I know the second ...
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128 views

“As many books as suits your schedule” vs. “as many books as suit your schedule”

Read as many books as suit(s) your schedule. Singular or plural agreement?
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205 views

“There is an apple and an orange” or “there are an apple and an orange”? [duplicate]

There is an apple and an orange on the table. There are an apple and an orange on the table. Which is grammatical?
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441 views

“Favorite fruits are grapes” or “favorite fruit is grapes”

I think I understood the general idea of fruits vs fruit, but what about the situation where you're saying: "My favorite fruits are grape"? This made me cringe when I saw it in an English course ...
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1answer
192 views

“Why are there more of them” vs. “why is there more of them” [duplicate]

I was writing this sentence: Why are there more of them on some nights than on others? Is is or are correct here? I was told that is is correct, but to me, are sounds better.
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80 views

Pluralizing a thing expressed by a quoted or hyphenated phrase, e.g. better-than-nothing or “better than nothing”

I found myself writing And so, they went on amassing better-than-nothing's. because I wanted better-than-nothing to be a kind of catchphrase, referred to in this form consistently throughout my ...
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2answers
95 views

Which is grammatical, “the softness and sweetness [was/were] perfect”?

which is grammatically fine to use? The softness and sweetness of rice [was/were] perfect.
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180 views

“The Japanese are a hard-working people.” Is this grammatically correct?

I came across this statement. Is this correct? I am specifically confused at the part where "a" comes after "are".
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173 views

Seller and Purchaser each represents? Or Seller and Purchaser each represent? [duplicate]

Here is the pertinent part of the sentence: "Seller and Purchaser each warrants and represents that it has not engaged the services of any agent, finder or broker in connection with the transaction ...
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1answer
3k views

Controversy over verb choice in “neither you nor I {is/am/are} in control”

I was watching the film A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Junior and Jude law when this line came up, "...neither you nor I is in control..." (I can’t remember the exact words that ended the ...
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3answers
325 views

Usage of 'is' and 'are' [duplicate]

I've just finished watching an episode of an american tv series. At the end of the episode, the narrator said, 'there is only two episodes left'. My question is: because two episodes is plural and ...
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121 views

“Date and venue is” vs. “date and venue are”

Which of the following is the correct way? Date and venue is the top priority. Date and venue are the top priority.
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1answer
69 views

Use of “a user” as the antedecent of “they” [duplicate]

Is it correct to say "The list of reports a user will see may depend on the permissions group(s) they are in."? I have asked the writer to change the text to say "users" to match "they", but he is ...
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2answers
138 views

How to correctly refer to animal parts as food?

I have found little consistent in how animal parts used as food are named. How can I correctly refer to the tongue of ducks, the necks of ducks, or the ears of pigs? Do you like duck's neck? ...
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1answer
100 views

Which one is correct — “facades weathering all weathers” or “facade weathering all weathers”? [closed]

On my website banner, I had a sentence that read "Facade finishes weathering all weathers". Somebody suggested to me to change it to "Facades weathering all weathers", stating that when action ...
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0answers
19 views

A date and time that suit you? [duplicate]

Which of these is correct? A date and time that suit you A date and time that suits you I have always had doubts about this.
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1answer
55 views

Pluralization rules for descriptions

Consider a sentence of the following form: X, and the Y which comes with it, is good. Assume X and Y are nouns, and X is singular. Should "is" be replaced with "are"? Is there some other ...
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“Any” followed by singular or plural countable nouns?

This question has troubled me for ages despite my several attempts of looking it up in dictionaries or usage books. Do we say, "Do you have any ideas" or "Do you have any idea"? I do see an example ...
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How do you express a natural habit of a species?

I am curious to know about the plural/singular form of addressing a species. For example, which expression is correct or more appropriate: Lion does not eat wolf Lions do not eat wolves Or ...
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607 views

“A majority of those whose family” or “families”

Is "family" both plural and singular? or would I have to say families for the plural form? For example, which of these is the best option: "A majority of those whose family were unaware of their ...
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2answers
533 views

When ordering coffee, do you say “two milks” or “two milk”?

I've already searched the site if this question had been asked before however I didn't find anything related to my question. Every time I order coffee some people sort of correct me by saying 2 milks ...
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162 views

“The doors is closing” — correct?

A friend of mine tried to convince me that the expression "the doors is closing" is correct. It sounds completely wrong to me, but googling for it turns up some results.
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1answer
582 views

Singular or plural “set”?

I'm having some issues with a sentence that is part of the purpose in a report that I'm writing. I'm not sure if the word "communicate" (in bold) should be singular or plural. The applications in the ...
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1answer
81 views

“Another category are/is appearance-based methods” [duplicate]

Another category of vision-based methods for fall detection are appearance-based methods, which can be applied even with a single camera, but can also benefit from multiple cameras so that they ...
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270 views

Question regarding “Two kinds of”

Which of these two is correct, and why? two kinds of televisions two kinds of television
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202 views

Singular or plural

If there are many service classes, and each service class has many services, is the following sentence correct? Selecting the locally optimal service from each service class does not create a ...
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486 views

is it correct to use “wide range of courses that has opened my eyes”? [duplicate]

Please tell me if the following sentence requires "have" or "has": My degree in Cell Biology and Genetics has allowed me to take a wide range of courses that has/have opened my eyes to new aspects ...
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should i say the attached has 6 files or the attached have 6 files? [closed]

I have two question for the following sentence: "the attached document has 6 files ,if none of them suited what you are looking for let me know. " Q1: should i say the attached has 6 files or the ...
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“Both the first and the last [plural]” vs. “both the first and the last [singular]” [duplicate]

There is a recorded announcement I hear several times a day on the trains I catch to and from work. Here is part of the announcement: This train contains quiet carriages. Both the first and the ...
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1answer
699 views

Is “make no mistake” a mistake?

Is "make no mistake" proper grammar? Isn't "no" being used as a quantifier? Aren't quantified nouns supposed to be plural when the quantity is none? For example, I was taught to say, "one egg" and ...
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Quoting prices informally

To the question, "How much does this cost?" which of the following answers is/are grammatically correct (at least informally)? Two pound forty. Two pounds forty. Two pound forty penny. ...
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133 views

“Countries List” or “Country List”? [duplicate]

Duplicate of: “User accounts” or “users account” “Employee list” or “employees list” Should a list of tokens be called a “token list” or a “tokens list” “BookList” or “booksList?” Is it ...
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1answer
680 views

What is the appropriate usage of “attentions”?

I recently wondered what the difference between attention and attentions was, as I've heard both, but couldn't think of or remember when someone would use attentions. One definition for attentions ...
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Should I use “has” or “have” to describe what a company [has/have] done [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are collective nouns always plural, or are certain ones singular? I am writing a company profile, and am struggling with the language style. Which of these is better? ...
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634 views

If “it is a good read” is correct, is “they are good reads” grammatically correct?

I can describe a book as "a good read." But can I describe a number of books as "good reads?"
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1answer
5k views

Correct use of “is” or “are” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Singular or plural following a list Would I use is or are in the following sentence? The Pohutakawa Coast, Hauraki Gulf, and Waiheke Island is/are the backdrop for ...
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1answer
867 views

“The number of residents has grown” vs. “the number of residents have grown” [duplicate]

Duplicate: “A number of students” vs. “the number of students” “Number of attempts per question is unlimited” or “are limited”? “A number of questions has been asked” or “have been asked”? ...
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2answers
150 views

“Special” or “specials” [closed]

I would like to know if in the following sentence, special should be plural or not. The red apples are not special. I do not feel that this is correct.
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1answer
154 views

Which of the following is correct (or better): “Two Players” or “Two Player” as a game menu item?

I have published a simple game for two players, whose menu contains the following: Single Player (human vs. computer) Two Players (two players playing on the same device) Bluetooth (two players on ...
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3answers
101 views

Verb agreement in “Where is the Messiah and his Kingdom?”

Where is the Messiah and his Kingdom? I think it should be "Where are the Messiah and his kingdom"; it just sounds better! But my friends and even a teacher claim that "is" would be correct.
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Is the sentence “My pain look like my pride” grammatically correct?

I am a native Spanish speaker but I have been speaking English for more than ten years. That sentence is part of the lyrics of a song. I get the feeling that it should be "My pain looks like my ...