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    How (is/are) your parents?

    How is your parents?

    How are your parents?

    which one is correct?

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    Re: How (is/are) your parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
    How is your parents?

    How are your parents?

    which one is correct?
    "Parents" is a plural word so we use "are". "How is your mother" singular.
    "How is your father" singular. "How are your parents" plural.

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    #3

    Re: How (is/are) your parents?

    Usually "How are your parents?".

    Are is used for plural and the parents are plural.

    Cheers!

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