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    the verb be in singular or plural???

    "What I like the most is the stories of the book"..."Is" refered to what is and we put singular or I should put plural???

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    Re: the verb be in singular or plural???

    Quote Originally Posted by cherry maltezidou View Post
    "What I like the most is the stories of the book"..."Is" refered to what is and we put singular or I should put plural???


    Hi,
    In the case of cleft sentences with what the verb is used in singular. So is would be the right form.


    ***not a teacher***

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    Thumbs up Re: the verb be in singular or plural???

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,
    In the case of cleft sentences with what the verb is used in singular. So is would be the right form.


    ***not a teacher***
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠
    Well, opinions might differ, but since I know of a rule prescribing learners to use the singular verb in a construction of this type, no matter what follows the verb, I couldn't agree more with you, Mehrgan.

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