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    Is/Are Ving and Ving?

    ____ getting enough sleep and eating healthy food important for us?
    (A) Is (B) Was (C) Be (D) Are
    The answer is option D. Is option A acceptable?

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    Re: Is/Are Ving and Ving?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    ____ getting enough sleep and eating healthy food important for us?
    (A) Is (B) Was (C) Be (D) Are
    The answer is option D. Is option A acceptable?
    ***Not a teacher***

    In my opinion, D is the 'correct' answer that I would choose in an exam. However, in speaking, A is commonly used. I guess it depends on whether you consider
    'getting enough sleep and eating healthy food' is a single concept - in which case 'is' would be fine, or whether you consider 'getting enough sleep' and 'eating healthy food' as two separate concepts, in which case you would need to use are.

    Ade

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    Re: Is/Are Ving and Ving?

    I agree with Ade that "is" is frequently heard in speech, but IMO this does not make it acceptable. Sleeping and eating are two separate activities.

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