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    "Is" or "Are"

    Is the correct sentence: Saturday and Sunday is the weekend. OR Saturday and Sunday are the weekend.

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    Re: "Is" or "Are"

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is the correct sentence:

    When you try to equate something plural with something singular, the situation becomes quite confusing. And you can argue both ways.

    ''Saturday and Sunday is the weekend." is what I would say. But I won't be surprised to hear a different opinion.
    The weekend is Saturday and Sunday.

    Saturday and Sunday are the weekend days.

    But I would say 'Jane and Robert are the finance commitee.'

    I am more inclined to treat two days as one entity than I am to consider two people as one entity.
    Last edited by 2006; 03-Feb-2010 at 07:47. Reason: correct spelling

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