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If Citibank was in debt at the point the rumor went around, the correct sentence would be There was a rumor that Citibank was in debt. If Citibank was in debt before the actual rumor was started (meaning a prior event to someone making the statement) : There was a rumor that Citibank had been in debt. As far as I'm aware, you'd only use "is" in a ...
Either presents a choice. The verb depends on what is being chosen, not that there are a number of options. Either my uncle or my aunt... Here, both your uncle and aunt are singular. They will come alone. So it's Either my uncle or my aunt is. Either the Joneses or the Phillipses... Here, both the options are plural: the Jones family or the ...
The subject is plural so the correct usage is "Jennifer and Amy are going". The verb applies to entire subject, not just part of it.
MT_Head's answer sounds right to me when it comes to southern US English, but in Indian English, the situation is a little different - "who all are" is the correct plurality for the verb. I don't think it's correct to categorize the Indian English version of "who all" as a pronoun. At minimum, there is no analogy to "you all", since that isn't a lexical ...
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