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    subject verb agreement

    The horse and carriage is at the door.
    Bread and butter is his only food.
    His secretary and his typist are on leave today.

    Why `is' in the first and second sentences? Why not `are'?


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    Re: subject verb agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The horse and carriage is at the door.
    Bread and butter is his only food.
    His secretary and his typist are on leave today.

    Why `is' in the first and second sentences? Why not `are'?
    Because the compound subject is viewed as one thing

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