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    Default Is "BEST" singular or plural?

    What is the correct sentence here?
    "The best you've got are your parents."
    "The best you've got is your parents."

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    Default Re: Is "BEST" singular or plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vibhanu View Post
    What is the correct sentence here?
    "The best you've got are your parents."
    "The best you've got is your parents."
    It is neither singular nor plural. The word "parents" is plural.

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    Default Re: Is "BEST" singular or plural?

    Invert the sentences to decide which is correct:

    'Your parents is the best you've got' or

    'Your parents are the best you've got'.

    What do you think?

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    Default Re: Is "BEST" singular or plural?

    I'm sorry to butt in, but how is the sentence used?

    "When you are at a loss for what to do with your kids, the best you've got (...) your parents." (I think I'll leave out the verb for Vibhanu)

    Is it used in the right/natural context?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 30-Jun-2013 at 11:28.

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    Default Re: Is "BEST" singular or plural?

    I have no idea what the OP meant by "The best you have are your parents". The best what?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Is "BEST" singular or plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have no idea what the OP meant by "The best you have are your parents". The best what?
    The best source to ask for parenting advice.

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    Default Re: Is "BEST" singular or plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The best source to ask for parenting advice.
    Well, that's the impression I got from tzfujimino's post but I thought they were just suggesting a usage. I don't know how we're meant to know what the OP (vibhanu) meant.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Is "BEST" singular or plural?

    Then it should be "The best you've got are your parents? " .Right?
    (Sorry for the delayed reply.I completely forgot my this post)

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    Default Re: Is "BEST" singular or plural?

    ​.You need to read all the above replies.

    Your parents are the best what?

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