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    #1

    is/are

    This type of questions is/are quite common.

    Should it be 'is' or 'are'?

    Many thanks.


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    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    This type of questions is/are quite common.

    Should it be 'is' or 'are'?

    Many thanks.
    Use is and never are.

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    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    This type of questions is/are quite common.

    Should it be 'is' or 'are'?

    Many thanks.
    This type of question is common.

    These types of questions are common.

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    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    This type of questions is/are quite common.

    Should it be 'is' or 'are'?

    Many thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    This type of question is common.

    These types of questions are common.

    Or:
    Questions of this type are common.

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    #5

    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    This type of question is common.

    These types of questions are common.
    I'm not a teacher, but I think it might help to explain...

    The subject in each of the sentences is "type".

    The "of questions" is a prepositional phrase - used as an adjective describing the subject "type".

    Therefore:
    This type is common.
    These types are common.

    Sometimes it helps to remove extraneous phrases and words when looking at subject/verb agreement issues.

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    Re: is/are

    Don't get Svartnik started on notional agreement, or we'll be here all night, and I have some serieous catching up to do tonight! Sevilla! Ah!

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    Re: is/are

    I like the clarity of Bhaisahab's suggestions.


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    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedroski View Post
    Don't get Svartnik started on notional agreement, or we'll be here all night, and I have some serieous catching up to do tonight! Sevilla! Ah!


    The notional value as well as the grammatical number of the subject is singular.

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    #9

    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    This type of questions is/are quite common.

    Should it be 'is' or 'are'?

    Many thanks.
    Hello, I'm The French,

    This is singular, you must use 's', but question need to be singular too, no 's' at the end of question.

    Have a nice day.

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