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    yena is offline Newbie
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    Unhappy What is the working hours? or What are the working hours?

    Hi all,

    I always thought 'what is the working hours?' is correct because we use a singular verb for periods of time.

    But, I found the following sentence in a website that confused me again :

    The hardest two hours of my life were spent trying to persuade ..., which was found in a website.


    So, which one is correct? what is the working hours? or what are the working hours? Is the above sentence simply a mistake?

    Please save me from this never-ending grammar confusion. Thanks.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: What is the working hours? or What are the working hours?

    It should be 'are' because 'hours' is in the plural.

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