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.
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?)
What about these ones:
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.
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.
Cass! I think #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.Originally Posted by blacknomi
Would you use the plural form?
Yup.Originally Posted by blacknomi
Seven days make a week, and sixty minutes make an hour.
Would you think ten minutes a whole concept? So it doesn't make sense if I say ten minutes "are" short.