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    Hi dear Teachers,
    Please help by telling which one is correct
    "Sports is/are essential for health"
    Is 'sports' singular or plural??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Hi dear Teachers,
    Please help by telling which one is correct
    "Sports is/are essential for health"
    Is 'sports' singular or plural??
    In BrE we would write that sentence, "Sport is essential for health".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Hi dear Teachers,
    Please help by telling which one is correct
    "Sports is/are essential for health"
    Is 'sports' singular or plural??
    In AmE you would read/hear "sports are".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In BrE we would write that sentence, "Sport is essential for health".
    Is it ever possible:

    "Sports is essential for health" ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Is it ever possible:

    "Sports is essential for health" ???
    I suppose you might hear it somewhere but it's ugly and pretty well everybody would consider it wrong. Better to choose between the British and the American usage. You could take a look at Dawn or other English language newspapers in Pakistan and see which they prefer.
    Last edited by probus; 30-Mar-2011 at 06:08.

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