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    Question Correct statement

    Hi there,

    Kindly guide me on the correct selection for the statement below
    and if possible please provide explaination. My choice was are with the
    fact that sisters are in a group but was told that the anser should be is.
    Kindly assist with thanks.


    1.Julie, as well as her sisters, is / are singing in the concert next week.

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    Re: Correct statement

    Hi dtan, and welcome to Using English,

    When you have "as well as... " ignore that part in determining the verb.

    The verb matches the main subject, even though the "as well as..." will make it feel as though the plural is more appropriate.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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