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    Equipment and software is/are?

    I found this on a UK website.

    "The following equipment and software is available for use throughout the College."

    My question is if this should be "equipment and software are..."

    If the above sentence is correct, is it because "equipment" is uncountable and "software" is uncountable?

    Then can I say, "The software and technology the company provides is excellent"?

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    Re: Equipment and software is/are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    I found this on a UK website.

    "The following equipment and software is available for use throughout the College."

    My question is if this should be "equipment and software are..."

    If the above sentence is correct, is it because "equipment" is uncountable and "software" is uncountable?

    Then can I say, "The software and technology the company provides is excellent"?
    The sentence is correct for the reason that you give. Your sentence is also correct.

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