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Bread and butter is/are my breakfast? [duplicate]

Bread and butter (is or are) my breakfast? And what's the difference between the above sentence and saying "My breakfast is bread and butter"? Thanks.
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Compound subject whose parts are joined by “and” and verb agreement : when is the singular correct? [duplicate]

I am in doubt as to whether the subject-verb agreement of the second sentence of this paragraph is correct : Unfortunately, there is no such thing as the ideal home workshop because most people are ...
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Should “was” or “were” be used here? [duplicate]

I was reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and in chapter 5 (“Fallen Warrior”) I came across the following sentence: The suddenness and completeness of death was with them like a presence. ...
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Our hope and prayer is/are? [duplicate]

I have always said, "Our hope and prayer is..." but was recently corrected by my husband and told that the correct grammar would be, "Our hope and prayer are...". Which one is correct?
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Singular or plural verb for compound subject? [duplicate]

Which is correct? "When quality and integrity matter..." or "When quality and integrity matters..."?
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“What is your name and address” - why “is” instead of “are”? [duplicate]

We use "is" with singular but here we use "is" with two things: "name and address". Why?
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Bill reading Shakespeare and Maureen singing Schubert satisfy/satisfies me [duplicate]

Which verb form is grammatically correct here? My intuition says 'satisfy' but a textbook I'm reading says otherwise (Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach. If interested, a legal copy is available here)....
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“Fish and meat gives…” or “Fish and meat give…”? [duplicate]

Fish and meat gives us protein. Or Fish and meat give us protein. Thank you I appreciate your help.
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ing and ing does ?. Is it correct? [duplicate]

The daily freezing and melting of water causes large rocks to break up into smaller pieces. I have faced a sentence and can't understand what is meaning of it. As far as I know after noun + and + ...
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Subject verb agreement- [duplicate]

Are these sentences correct? I have found this in a website. Bananas plus water results in faster weight loss. Laying off exercise and allowing afternoon sweets reduces stress. Appreciate the help....
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Books and music makes life even better [duplicate]

What is correct: 1) Books and music makes life even better or 2) Books and music make life even better (saw a quote #1 and t-shirt with #2)
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Is it “is” or “are” in this sentence? [duplicate]

for the sentence: To remain competitive, the customization and personalization of industrial products is a growing concern for B2B companies. Would you write it like this, or with "are growing ...
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“the art and animation is” or “the art and animation are” [duplicate]

I'm unsure whether I should use "are" or "is" in the following sentence: "The art and animation in particular are incredible." or "The art and animation in particular is incredible." I'm sort of ...
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Subject-Verb Agreement 4 [duplicate]

Food and equipment becomes or become expensive. I am not sure if I should use become or becomes in this sentence.
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Is vs Are when subjects are -ing [duplicate]

Original sentence: Even being paid very well, and enjoying great working conditions, is not enough. Should not it be this? Even being paid very well, and enjoying great working conditions, are ...

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