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comment More than 1000 gallons of paint is/are sold each day
+1. Like Bob, I agree that singularity/plurality depends on the context. I think the real determinant of context is the verb sold. Paint is sold individual gallon packages, so the action is a repeated (plural) one. Contrast with this sentence: More than 1000 gallons of water is pumped daily to irrigate this field.
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revised Is it correct to say “12:00am”?
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answered Is it correct to say “12:00am”?
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comment Origin of the phrase “send tell”?
I wouldn't be surprised if the commands in early MUDs and MMORPGs were based on earlier chat software.
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answered Origin of the phrase “send tell”?
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comment “Inquiry” vs. “investigation”
Investigation or analysis.
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comment “Skills that are useful” or “skills those are useful”?
Drop the word "skills" and see which sounds right.
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comment Is it awkward to use the word “aubergine” instead of “eggplant”?
I first heard "aubergine" a few years ago from a British speaker and had no idea what she meant and was too embarrassed to ask. I later made the connection when reading a cookbook.
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answered Meaning of “I would venture”
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comment An idiom meaning someone's doing something useless and has no result at the end
Rather than finding an idiom to substitute, you could just say "pointless".
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