Which is correct?

  1. the time and place is listed in the invitation

  2. the time and place are listed in the invitation

  • Possible duplicate of english.stackexchange.com/questions/332163/… (but not of the question that that's marked as a duplicate of, which explores the words "tide" and "time", not the subject-verb agreement question). – JPmiaou Feb 13 '18 at 20:16
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    I'm not sure that you can have a list if you consider 'time & place' to be a single idea. I think it has to be 'are' here. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 13 '18 at 23:16
  • Would you agree to the opinion that since time and place refer to a single event it is correct to use "the time and place is listed in the invitation"? – Pat Feb 15 '18 at 2:17

The time and place are listed would be correct, as the “are” is referring to the plural subject(s) of time and place.

  • Thanks. I've also been told that it is correct to use "the time and place is listed on the invitation" because time and place are referring to a single event which is a singular subject. – Pat Feb 15 '18 at 2:06
  • Why anyone would downvote exjoburger's obvious Answer isn't evident, unless "time and place" have some special relationship that apples and pears and chalk and cheese don't share… which anyone's welcome to try to demonstrate. Even the military, which does use "date-time groups" doesn't use "time-place" groups and I suggest we are not talking here about post-Einsteinian physics. Sorry, Pat… two things are always plural. – Robbie Goodwin Feb 27 '18 at 2:36

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