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    Default correct verb tense

    Which of the following would be correct....
    The spanish name for these islands is the "xxxxxx".

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    The spanish name for these islands are the "xxxxx".

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    Default Re: correct verb tense

    The first one is correct as it relates to "spanish name"

    The Spanish name is ....

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    These islands are called XY in Spanish.

    In this case the verb refers to islands, which is plural.

    Hope that helps
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    Default Re: correct verb tense

    Please note: Spanish

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    Exclamation Re: correct verb tense

    The answer given by Snowcake is correct. The subject Spanish name being singular the verb ought to be singular (i.e. is). However this is a question related to subject-verb agreement. No correction of tense form is necessary.

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