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    The freshly painted houses and the newly planted gardens ....

    What's wrong with this sentence? Wouldn't be "is" a problem here?

    The freshly painted houses and the newly planted gardens of this once run-down neighborhood is a tribute to the tenacity and hard work of the residents.

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    Re: The freshly painted houses and the newly planted gardens ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    What's wrong with this sentence? Wouldn't be "is" a problem here?

    The freshly painted houses and the newly planted gardens of this once run-down neighborhood is a tribute to the tenacity and hard work of the residents.
    I agree, try "are".

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