Which one is correct?

1- The first five questions of interview are related to ....

2- The first five questions of interview is related to ...

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    I'm flagging this as off-topic ("belongs on ELL"). Hi Mehdi, you may not be aware that this EL&U site is for "linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts", whereas your question is probably more suited to our other site English Language Learners. If you have a question for ELL, be sure to read their guidance on what you can ask. FWIW, Mehdi, what's the subject of the verb? That will tell you whether to use the singular or plural verb form. :-) – Chappo Feb 9 at 0:52

"The first five questions [ of the interview ] are related to ..." is correct. The plural subject "first five questions" needs to agree with a verb with a plural number "are". It's easier to see if you remove the genitive "of the interview" . It may sound odd to you, if spoken, to have a singular noun "the interview" followed by a plural verb, but it's correct.

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