Student or Learner
To read and to write English (is,are) difficult.
The correct verb is?
Thanks in advance.
NOT A TEACHER
(1) According to Webster's Dictionary of English Usage,
native speakers prefer the singular when the nouns form
"a oneness of idea":
The name and address of the grocery store WAS painted on
Time and Patience IS necessary.
I think the time involved and the red tape IS one of the biggest
(2) So probably:
To read and to write English IS difficult.