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    is vs are

    In order to grow and move forward, support and cooperation from every person in the company is/are essential.

    I am not sure which verb to use because it appears that 'support and cooperation' can be viewed as singular. Hence, my guess is 'was' should be used. Am I correct?

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    Re: is vs are

    Could someone please help? Many thanks.

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    Re: is vs are

    Personally, I would prefer the plural as the two concepts are clearly distinct, in that one could theoretically have the one (support) without the other (cooperation).

    However, I do not doubt that most natives would happily settle for the singular here.

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    Re: is vs are

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    Personally, I would prefer the plural as the two concepts are clearly distinct, in that one could theoretically have the one (support) without the other (cooperation).
    That's my view.

    However, I do not doubt that most natives would happily settle for the singular here.
    I wasn't sure about that, which is why I did not respond to the question originally. I think you are probably right.
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