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    a million is/are

    When to use "a million dollar is" and "a million dollars are"...Give me an example.Thanks.
    Last edited by Applejoy; 16-Mar-2006 at 09:57.

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    Re: a million is/are

    I don't know what you mean,may be you want to say "a million dollar"if so,
    It should be "is"
    we use singuar verb for money,even though it's a large amount.
    For an example:
    2 million dollars is too much to buy that old house!

    Hope it helps!!


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    Re: a million dollar is/ dollars are

    when can I use a miilion dollar is and a million dollars are?..Thanks.

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    Wink Re: a million dollar is/ dollars are

    Quote Originally Posted by Applejoy
    when can I use a miilion dollar is and a million dollars are?..Thanks.
    Hi,
    "Hector51" is right,would you please clarify your question?

    All the best
    Last edited by Tdol; 02-Jan-2007 at 07:10.

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    Re: a million is/are

    When you use a million dollar as a group use "is"
    When you use a million dollar separtely use are Eg.

    Million of dollars are / were scattered on the Road.
    Million of dollars is earned by competent men



    Quote Originally Posted by Applejoy
    When to use "a million dollar is" and "a million dollars are"...Give me an example.Thanks.
    Last edited by Tdol; 02-Jan-2007 at 07:10.

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    Re: a million is/are

    A million dollars are lost every day through carelessness.

    Here, we are talking about one million individual dollars -- one dollar here, five dollars there and so on.

    A million dollars is more than enough to buy a house.

    Here, we are talking about a sum of a million dollars.

    It's a very small difference, but also very important.

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