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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Default singular or plural

    Which are correct:

    1-Five pounds of salt is in the truck.
    2-Five pounds of salt are in the truck.

    3-Five pounds of salt and pepper is in the truck.
    4-Five pounds of salt and pepper are in the truck.

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    Default Re: singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-Five pounds of salt is in the truck.
    2-Five pounds of salt are in the truck.

    3-Five pounds of salt and pepper is in the truck.
    4-Five pounds of salt and pepper are in the truck.
    Five pounds of salt-singular-refers a quantity.
    Five pounds of salt is in the truck.

    If two subjects express one idea the verb may be singular.
    Eg:Bread and milk is his only food.
    Five pounds of salt and pepper is in the truck.
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