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    Pizza and salad-that's good for you.

    i read the following sentences from a book:

    Burger and chips are nice lunches too.
    Pizza and salad-that's good for you.


    In sentence 1, the writer used "are" after burger and chips. Why did the writer use "that's" after Pizza and salad in sentence 2? Is it correct to say "Pizza and salad-they are good for you"?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Pizza and salad-that's good for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    i read the following sentences from a book:

    Burger and chips are nice lunches too.
    Pizza and salad-that's good for you.


    In sentence 1, the writer used "are" after burger and chips. Why did the writer use "that's" after Pizza and salad in sentence 2? Is it correct to say "Pizza and salad-they are good for you"?

    Thanks for your help.
    In the first one burger and chips are treated as two things and in the second one pizza and salad are considered as one thing. I don't know why the writer did that. They are both pretty much nonsens anyway.

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    Re: Pizza and salad-that's good for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    i read the following sentences from a book:

    Burger and chips are nice lunches too.
    Pizza and salad-that's good for you.


    In sentence 1, the writer used "are" after burger and chips. Why did the writer use "that's" after Pizza and salad in sentence 2? Is it correct to say "Pizza and salad-they are good for you"?

    Thanks for your help.
    The first sentence is vey odd. "Burger and chips" or "Burger and fries" is usually considered to be one meal, so I would expect to see "A burger and chips is/makes a nice lunch too". The way it has been written seems to mean "A burger is a nice lunch and fries is/are/make a nice lunch".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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