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    It is/they are?

    1)The book is $13 and the magazine is $5, so it is $18 altogether.
    2)The book is $13 and the magazine is $5, so they are $18 altogether.

    I am wondering if it is correct to use "they are" in sentence 2.

    Thanks for your help.

    Last edited by Winwin2011; 16-Dec-2012 at 16:13.

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    Re: It is/they are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1)The book is $13 and the magazine is $5, so it is $18 altogether.
    2)The book is $13 and the magazine is $5, so they are $18 altogether.

    I am wondering if it is correct to use "they are" in sentence 2.

    Thanks for your help.

    An argument could probably be made for both.

    The book costs $13 and the magazine $5, so the total price is $18. ("The total price" is singular so "it is" would work.)
    The book costs $13 and the magazine $5 so, together, they cost $18.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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