Poll: Feeding sharks ____ dangerous.

Feeding sharks ____ dangerous.

is
are
Either

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  • Added: September 2004

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Comments:

Jagter

It depends:

If 'feeding sharks' means the action of giving sharks food, then it is singular.

If 'feeding sharks' refers to sharks that are feeding, then it is plural.

Red5

Agreed. ;-)

gardemarine

All sharks are dangerous, either they are feeding or not. But this sentence looks like a warning on the zoo fence saying that feeding sharks is dangerous because they can easily bite off your extended arm while you throw food to them.

Parissa

Feedind sharks is One action ,so it needs third person verb.

kimmikoto

Don't feed, sharks.

marion fox

agree with both jagter and gardemarine so obviously the answer `either ` is correct.

Jim

It depends if what you are trying to tell someone about is the act of feeding sharks food, or the sharks who want to eat. "Sharks that are feeding are dangerous." "Doing something like feeding sharks is dangerous."

tektek

i do agree with Jagter !

ninjin

If you're talking about the action of a person feeding sharks, then the word 'is' is appropriate. This is because you are talking about a single action.
However, if you're talking about sharks that are feeding, then the word 'are' is appropriate. This is because you are talking about more than one object.

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