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    #1

    Question it is

    My friend asked my what my hobby is.
    I replied that It is reading, swimming and cycling.

    I have 3 hobbies, but I viewed them as one, that's why I used singular verb - is.

    Is my reply correct?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: it is

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    My friend asked my what my hobby is.
    I replied that It is reading, swimming and cycling.

    I have 3 hobbies, but I viewed them as one, that's why I used singular verb - is.

    Is my reply correct?

    Thank you.
    No, you would need to say "I have three hobbies. They are reading, swimming and cycling".

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    #3

    Re: it is

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No, you would need to say "I have three hobbies. They are reading, swimming and cycling".
    Unless you do them as a combined activity.

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    #4

    Re: it is

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Unless you do them as a combined activity.
    Thanks, bhaisahab. thanks again.

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    #5

    Re: it is

    The Ironman Triathlon is running, swimming, and cycling.

    So close.

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    #6

    Re: it is

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The Ironman Triathlon is running, swimming, and cycling.

    So close.
    We view triathlon as an activity, that's why "is" is used.
    Am I right?
    Thanks.

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    #7

    Re: it is

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    We view triathlon as an activity, that's why "is" is used.
    Am I right?
    Thanks.
    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Yes,
    Triathlon consists of these three activities.

    Cheers!

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