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    Question is/are

    Hi there!

    I know that "My salary is ten thousand dollars." is grammatically correct.

    Ten thousand dollars is my salary. This sounds natural to me

    My question
    Ten thousand dollars are my salary. Does this sound correct?
    To me, no. Because it refers to a unit (singular) not plural.

    What do you think ...?
    Does it have something to do with BrE and AmE?

    Thanks a bundle

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    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Hi there!

    I know that "My salary is ten thousand dollars." is grammatically correct.

    Ten thousand dollars is my salary. This sounds natural to me

    My question
    Ten thousand dollars are my salary. Does this sound correct?
    To me, no. Because it refers to a unit (singular) not plural.

    What do you think ...?
    Does it have something to do with BrE and AmE?

    Thanks a bundle
    Your first sentence is more natural, that is to say that it's the way most native speakers would say it. "is" is correct.


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    Re: is/are

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    Hello Xpert,
    No, "are" does not sound correct. It is not correct.

    I will leave the BrE and the AmE to someone else as I have no idea what they mean.

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    #4

    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Does it have something to do with BrE and AmE?

    Thanks a bundle
    Hi,

    Can anyone say what this BrE & AmE stands for?..

    Regards,
    Anish

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    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Your first sentence is more natural, that is to say that it's the way most native speakers would say it. "is" is correct.
    Your help is highly appreciated

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    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by just4me87 View Post
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    Hello Xpert,
    No, "are" does not sound correct. It is not correct.

    I will leave the BrE and the AmE to someone else as I have no idea what they mean.
    Thank you

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    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by anishjp View Post
    Hi,

    Can anyone say what this BrE & AmE stands for?..

    Regards,
    Anish
    BrE = British English also GB (Great Britain)
    AmE = American English also US (United States)

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