Should I use "is" or "are" in the sentence, "The object of our study is the functions..."?

Since the sentence specifies a singular object ("of our study"), but this object is a collection of things, i.e. it is plural, so should I use "is" or "are" here? "Are" sounds more natural, but I'm not sure.

  • Of our study does not influence the verb. Are the functions you research the objects of your study? Then the objects of our study are the functions A, B and C. Jul 5, 2022 at 20:46
  • @YosefBaskin Great, thank you!
    – Natasha
    Jul 5, 2022 at 20:48

1 Answer 1


Use are, and make object of our study plural to agree with the plural the functions....

The objects of our study are the functions...

Alternatively, use is and use a singular phrase in place of the functions

The object of our study is the set of functions...

  • You should explain your use of "subjects" rather than "object" in the sentence. Jul 5, 2022 at 21:16
  • @KillingTime No explanation, it was simple error, which I have corrected. Thank you. Jul 5, 2022 at 21:55

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