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    singular or plural with not only...but also

    Which is correct: "not only Kosaka but also Sakamoto was a realist" or "not only Kosaka but also Sakamoto were realists"? Similarly, "not only the trainer but also the trainees were qualified" or "not only the trainer but also the trainees was qualified"?

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    Re: singular or plural with not only...but also

    This is about subject-verb agreement

    "Not only Kosaka but also Sakamoto was a realist"

    "Not only Kosaka but also Sakamoto were realists"

    "Not only the trainer but also the trainees were qualified"

    "Not only the trainer but also the trainees was qualified"
    trainees were ...

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