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    #1

    2 uncountables, plural or singular verb ?

    I wanna ask..

    " I like the song. The beat and the melody (is OR are) very catchy."

    " Honesty and trustworthy (is OR are) very important"

    Which one, teachers..?
    is OR are..?

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    Re: 2 uncountables, plural or singular verb ?

    I'm not a teacher, but, I'd say that it is "Honesty and trustworthy are important."

    Based on what my English teacher taught me while I was little, "is" is singular and "are" is plural.

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    #3

    Re: 2 uncountables, plural or singular verb ?

    I am just wondering..
    It is said that uncountable noun is followed by a singular verb..

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    Re: 2 uncountables, plural or singular verb ?

    Yes, but when you have two of anything (as in your example) use a plural verb. Also, "trustworthy" is an adjective, so you should use "trustworthiness" (noun).
    Last edited by billmcd; 31-Mar-2010 at 16:08. Reason: spelling correction

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    Re: 2 uncountables, plural or singular verb ?

    my mistake..now i'm clear..asking for opinion straight from the native speakers...good forum..

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