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    agreement....

    Hi, teachers...

    This time "agreement"

    8 tons of water is needed.
    8 tons of water are needed.

    Which is correct?

    Best regards...

  1. TheMadBaron
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    Re: agreement....

    "Is needed" sounds better.

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    Re: agreement....

    'Is' sounds better because it is a single quantity of water which is needed for this recipe (and it must require a very big stewpot!). However, both are grammatically correct and semantically possible.

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