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“When all you hear is fear and lies”

The first time I heard it (When You Believe by Leon Jackson), my grammar instinct screamed "When all you hear are fear and lies." But then again, I feel that the phrase "all you hear are" sounds a ...
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“How are” or “How is” the wife and kid?

How are the wife and kid? How is the wife and kid? Which is more correct?
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Singular or plural following a list

Can anyone tell me if I should use inspire or inspires in this phrase? An extraordinary leader whose vision, values, integrity and boundless curiosity inspires all who follow in his footsteps.

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