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    #1

    is/are

    I would like to know which is correct.
    A:Many teens love to ride roller coasters, which they think are exciting.
    B:Many teens love to ride roller coasters, which they think is exciting.

    If A is correct, I would like to know which is correct.
    1. A = Many teens love to ride roller coasters, they think roller costers are exciting.
    2. A = Many teens love to ride roller coasters, as they think roller costers are exciting.

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    Re: is/are

    It could be possible that both are right.

    A:Many teens love to ride roller coasters, which they think are exciting.
    B:Many teens love to ride roller coasters, which (maybe "what") they think is exciting.


    I hope you can understand the logic...

    About the 2nd:
    I would say both are true as well.

    Let's see what the teachers say...

    Cheers!

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    #3

    Re: is/are

    Hello Wow,

    Both A and B are correct.

    In A, "which" refers to "the rollercoasters"; thus the verb is plural.

    In B, "which" refers to an implicit subject ("the experience of riding rollercoasters"). Thus the verb is singular.

    Of your additional sentences, #2 is correct as it is, except for the misspelling of "coaster". #1 would be correct if you replaced the comma with a semi-colon.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.


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    Re: is/are

    Now that's what I think a Moderator is really for: to monitor and correct any passing on of misinformation.

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