Is or Are
The solution to these problems is immensely complex. <--why is "is" not "are"? Is it because "solution" is the subject? Why isn't "problems" the subject? How do i know which one is the subject and verb?
Re: Is or Are
The solution is immensely complex. (Singular subject + Singular verb)
Originally Posted by jack
The solutions are immensely complex. (Plural subject + Plural verb)
The phrase 'to these problems' is made up of a preposition (to), a demonstrative (these) and a noun (plural). The entire phrase is called a prepositional phrase and it modifies the word 'solution'. That is, it tells us more information about the word 'solution'.
All the best,
"Soaring over the mountains with their snowcapped peaks is always a treat I look forward to." <---Why is "is" not "are"? How do i know?
The subject is "soaring over....", that is, the action of soaring. the part "over the mountains with their snowcapped peaks" just qualifies the action (eg. soaring over a mole-hill would not be as much fun).
Soaring over the mountains with their snowcapped peaks is always a treat I look forward to
So you say "soaring over [blah blah] is always a treat I look forward".
Similarly, you woud say "Driving sport cars is his favorite hobby".
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