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    is vs are - continuation of it...

    So, I've come across this sentence: 'Three successes one after the other is a hat trick.' Is it correct to use 'is' instead of 'are' in the given sentence?
    In short; is this sentence correct?
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    Re: is vs are - continuation of it...

    I am asking whether the following sentence "three successes one after the other is a hat trick" is correct.

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    Re: is vs are - continuation of it...

    Quote Originally Posted by bureaucracy View Post
    I am asking whether the following sentence "three successes one after the other is a hat trick" is correct.
    Yes, it is.

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    Re: is vs are - continuation of it...

    Then is 'three successes one after the other are a hat trick' also correct?

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    Re: is vs are - continuation of it...

    Quote Originally Posted by bureaucracy View Post
    Then is 'three successes one after the other are a hat trick' also correct?
    Some people would prefer that because the subject is the plural "three successes". However, it is pretty clear that, in this case, "three successes" is meant to be a single thing -- a hat trick. Sometimes, the concept of notional accord trumps everyday grammar rules.

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