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    #1

    Donít forget, the sandy - is/are?

    Donít forget, the sandy beaches on the Black Sea and the breathtaking Danube is/are not far away.

    I think it should be are, just rechecking.

    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: Donít forget, the sandy - is/are?

    It should.

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    #3

    Re: Donít forget, the sandy - is/are?

    Before you choose, you should find the antecedent. In this sentence, the antecedent is "the sandy beaches". And this antecedent is plural so "are" is the correct answer.

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    #4

    Re: Donít forget, the sandy - is/are?

    Don't say 'It should'. It must be

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    #5

    Re: Donít forget, the sandy - is/are?

    Quote Originally Posted by tuysokha View Post
    Before you choose, you should find the antecedent. In this sentence, the antecedent is "the sandy beaches". And this antecedent is plural so "are" is the correct answer.
    "The sandy beaches" is part of a compound subject. The other part is "the breathtaking Danube". Even if the sentence said "the sandy beach", the verb would be plural. Also, the subject of a sentence is not "the antecedent". The subject determines the number of a verb.

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    Re: Donít forget, the sandy - is/are?

    Quote Originally Posted by tuysokha View Post
    Don't say 'It should'. It must be
    I fail to see the substantive difference there.

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    Re: Donít forget, the sandy - is/are?

    Quote Originally Posted by tuysokha View Post
    Don't say 'It should'. It must be
    "It should be" is much more natural in that context.

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