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    #1

    Menu is or are

    The menu is chicken rice, fried rice and curry noodles.

    OR

    The menu are chicken rice, fried rice and curry noodles.


    I am confused, teacher.

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    #2

    Re: Menu is or are

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    I'm very sure #1 is correct.
    The menu is ...
    Everything after is is a "subjective completion" - teachers confirm please
    Right now I don't have time to explain it better, but I'll make it in an hour.

    See you later

    Cheers!

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    #3

    Re: Menu is or are

    Singular subject (menu)/Singular verb (is)

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    #4

    Re: Menu is or are

    The 'are' version is definitely wrong. But the 'is' version suggests that you may have an understanding of 'menu' as a description of the on combination that is available.

    This sense is accurate in the context of a formal dinner, say. But in a restaurant, the menu is a list of everything that's available. If you want to say that something is avaliable, the expression 'on the menu' is what you want.With 'on the menu' you could use either 'is' or 'are', with different meanings.

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