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    In the sentence, "On the New Year’s Eve, seeing fire-works is extremely popular" would the is after fire-works be an are or should it stay is?

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    Re: is/are

    "Is" is correct. Seeing fireworks is a noun phrase and the subject and head of the sentence. Seeing is not plural so "is" is correct.

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    #3

    Re: is/are

    Thank you

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    #4

    Re: is/are

    You're welcome, but there is no need to post a separate thank you. If you like a post, just click on the Like button. That's what we crave. :)

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    #5

    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by stubby View Post
    In the sentence, "On the New Year’s Eve, seeing fire-works is extremely popular" would the is after fire-works be an are or should it stay is?
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    If you have a sentence that begins with a gerund- verb + ing form, the verb must be singular.


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    #6

    Re: is/are

    As probus said, "is" is correct but the sentence is not natural. The article before "New Year's Eve is wrong and we would use "watching" rather than "seeing".

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