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Consider 'Lots of cheese is good for you' vs. 'Lots of cheeses are good for you.' The 'is' and 'are' cannot be interchanged. Evidently the plurality of 'lots of X' is determined by X, not by 'lots.' Whether this rule 'makes sense' is another question, but so long as it holds, there is no contradiction with the other rule you described as applied to your ...


This one is right: There is 1 apple and 1 orange available This is wrong: There are 1 apple and 1 orange available. I would personally say There is an apple and an orange available. This is now wrong 1 apple and 1 orange is available This is right (almost): 1 apple and 1 orange are available. But again, I would say An ...


No, behead is not acceptable in that particular instance; it would be a singular rather than a plural. Whether 'Hamas' should be treated as a collection of individuals, who do something or as a group which does something is a fruitful source of argument; there are several questions already on this site. However, if you have already said that Hamas drives ...


Parallel structure between the two options requires beheads. Both verbs need third person, singular, present form. Which is true? 1) Hamas drives Christians out of Gaza; or 2) Hamas beheads them [Christians]? Part of the problem is the distinction between the factual and counterfactual. Most negations do not use a simple present form, but use helping ...


Foo Dental Clinics is located at 56 Foo Street, but the Foo dental clinics are located at 56 Foo Street. The first case is the name of a group, the second case describes several businesses located at the same address.


"The process creates the prize" is correct, because the verb ("to create") must agree with the subject ("The process"). As the subject is third person singular you should use the proper form of the verb that is 'creates' here. By the way the sentence below is correct: "The process to create the prize...."


DON'T BIN THAT BOOK JUST YET!!! I don't know, but I hope, that the author is referring to the locative preposition there meaning in that place and not the dummy subject there which occurs in existential constructions and which has no meaning at all. I think we can safely assume that she is, because she includes the locative preposition here in the same ...

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