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    Are these correct? What do they mean?

    1. Who is online right now?
    2. Who are online right now? (If this is wrong, why? How can I make it plural to ask about more than one person?)

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    Who is online right now?
    Who teaches you French?

    "Who" serves as a singular subject so it takes a sigular verb; add -s or -es to the end of the verb.

    Or simply use past tense, for example,
    Who was there?
    Who told you this?



    How can I make it plural to ask about more than one person?
    How many memebers are online now?
    There are 5 members online now.


    Does that help?


    Regards,
    Blacknomi

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    Yes, Thanks.

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    You're welcome, jack.

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    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...9611&dict=CALD

    Is 'media' here plural or singular? How do you know? What do these mean?
    1. DVD media are ideal for high-capacity data storage.
    2. DVD media is ideal for high-capacity data storage.

    3. DVD medium is ideal for high-capacity data storage.
    4. DVD medium are ideal for high-capacity data storage.

    Last edited by jack; 29-Nov-2004 at 07:56.

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    Could someone help me with the post above? Thanks.

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    Are these correct? If not, how can I repair it?
    1. This is two events. (My spell checker didn't catch this mistake. I think it is wrong but I'm not too sure.)
    2. This is two cars.

    What do these mean?
    3. If not, how can I repair it?
    4. If not, how could I repair it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, how can I repair them?
    1. This is two events.
    2. This is two cars.

    3. If not, how can I repair it?
    4. If not, how could I repair it?
    1. Well, of 'two events' is viewed as a whole, then "This" is fine. Otherwise it should read, "These are two events"; 2. If "This is two cars" is short for "This is a picture of two cars, then it's fine. Otherwise, it's incorrect and should read, These are two cars; 3. Try, How should I repair it?

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