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## Days

If these are not correct, why? What do they mean?

1. Seven days makes a week. (If this is correct, why? 'Seven days' as one whole thing?)
2. Seven days make a week. (What does this one mean compared to #1?)

3. These seven days make a week.
4. These seven days makes a week.
5. This seven days makes a week.
6. This seven days make a week.

Thanks.

2. ## Re: Days

1. Seven days [it (a week)] makes a week. (it; singular) See 4. and 5.
2. Seven days [together they] make a week. (they; plural) See 3. and 6.

5. and 6. are awkward.

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## Re: Days

Cass! I think #2 is unnatural. How would you explain this one?

1- Ten minutes is short.
2- Ten minutes are short.

4. ## Re: Days

Originally Posted by blacknomi
Cass! I think [Jack's 2.] is unnatural. How would you explain this one?

1- Ten minutes is short.
2- Ten minutes are short.
The first one is singular, and the second one is plural. Or have I misunderstood your question.

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## Re: Days

Would you use the plural form?

6. ## Re: Days

Originally Posted by blacknomi
Would you use the plural form?
Yup.

Seven days make a week, and sixty minutes make an hour.

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## Re: Days

Would you think ten minutes a whole concept? So it doesn't make sense if I say ten minutes "are" short.

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