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    Default The boy and girl is/are

    Should the linking verb be are or is?
    The subject is boy and girl so it should be are?


    The boy and girl watching TV is Frank and Anne
    The boy and girl watching TV are Frank and Anne


    What about this example,
    The boys watching TV is Frank and James
    The boys watching TV are Frank and James

    One more questions about the related sentences above
    Does the gerund come before or after the
    noun?

    The watching TV boys is Frank and James

    What about?
    How are these different?
    The sleeping beauty is happy
    The beauty sleeping is happy

    Are these correct?
    The sleeping baby is happy
    The baby sleeping is happy

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    Default Re: The boy and girl is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Should the linking verb be are or is?
    The subject is boy and girl so it should be are?


    The boy and the girl watching TV are Frank and Anne



    The boys watching TV are Frank and James



    The sleeping beauty is happy



    The sleeping baby is happy (participle I)
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    Cool Re: The boy and girl is/are

    I think all the sentences are right.

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