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  1. smlcr
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    "is" vs. "are"

    While using a bullet list, I'm not sure if I should use "is" or "are".

    Example: Now available is:
    . book title and author
    . book title and author

    or

    Now available are:
    . book title and author
    . book title and author
    etc.

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    Re: "is" vs. "are"

    Your list is of more than one items, so the plural is appropriate.

    What is not appropriate is the use of a colon preceding this list. Use a dash if you must, or better, no punctuation at all. You may only use a colon if the sentence that introduces the list is a complete sentence. For example, "Now available are the following:" - then you use a colon.

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