The activation and deactivation of features at runtime poses challenges for ...

Is that sentence correct? Or does “activation and deactivation” require the plural, i.e., "pose"?


Either one works. You can view it as a single unified set of actions, as in

Throwing and catching is a fundamental skill.
Breaking and entering is a serious crime.
Fish and chips is delicious.

Or you can view it as two separate actions:

Throwing and catching are fundamental skills.

  • that was what confused me, that ultimately both work. – mrsteve Nov 12 '13 at 13:42
  • I'd upvote, Peter, but I'm sure we've been here before – and you don't exactly need the points. Buy yourself a fish and 43 chips. – Edwin Ashworth Nov 12 '13 at 22:00

Activation and Deactivation of features - This has two actions involved. Plural. So 'Pose' will be right.

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