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    Post "is" or "are"-with clarification

    Is the following sentence correct?
    Previously posted:

    "Meeting on 25 or 26 Aug is fine with me."

    Should I use "is" or "are" when "or" is used in the sentence?

    And how about this one?

    "Meeting on 25 and 26 Aug is fine with me."

    Is it alright?

    Thank you very much.


    I would like to clarify that the phrase "meeting on 25 or 26 Aug" means to be a verb phrase rather than a noun phrase.

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    Default Re: "is" or "are"-with clarification

    "Meeting on 25 or 26 Aug is fine with me."

    "Meeting on 25 and 26 Aug is fine with me."

    Definitely 'is'
    Using 'or' in a sentence makes no difference as far as using 'is' or 'are' is concerned. (afaik!)


    I would change the sentences a bit though...

    "Meeting on the 25th or 26th of August is fine with me."

    "Meeting on the 25th and 26th of August is fine with me."

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    Default Re: "is" or "are"-with clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by astrithr View Post
    "Meeting on 25 or 26 Aug is fine with me."

    "Meeting on 25 and 26 Aug is fine with me."

    Definitely 'is'
    Using 'or' in a sentence makes no difference as far as using 'is' or 'are' is concerned. (afaik!)


    I would change the sentences a bit though...

    "Meeting on the 25th or 26th of August is fine with me."

    "Meeting on the 25th and 26th of August is fine with me."
    Wouldn't it be :

    "Meetings on the 25th and 26th of August are fine with me." - We are given two dates, which means two separate meetings will be held on those dates.

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    Default Re: "is" or "are"-with clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Wouldn't it be :

    "Meetings on the 25th and 26th of August are fine with me." - We are given two dates, which means two separate meetings will be held on those dates.
    NOTE: 'Meeting on the 25th and 26th of August is fine with me.'< not 'meetings'>

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    Default Re: "is" or "are"-with clarification

    also, it`s a noun phrase, I think

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