Poll: The company ___ being sold.

The company ___ being sold.

is
are
Either

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This Poll:

  • Votes: 483
  • Comments: 4
  • Added: November 2003

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Comments:

Willbut

It sounds better in the singular to me as a single thing is sold. In other sentences, as a BE speaker, I'm happy with either.

Tim Ratelle

So if it sounds ok then it must be ok? The answer to all of these types of questions is easy. How many of the things are involved? In this case it's ONE company.

italianbrother

Do as the French do if it sounds right…;-) easy.

vibscorpio

company is a singular different entity altogether as per law, so cannot be sold as "are".

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