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    #1

    It is you...

    Which is correct? Why
    A. It is you who are the problem.
    B. It is you who is the problem.

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: It is you...

    If you want to be precise it could be either, depending on whether the speaker thinks there may be exactly one person who is the problem (is), or more than one (are.) In looser or slang usage "you are" can be applied to both the singular and the plural.
    Last edited by probus; 29-Dec-2013 at 08:01.

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    #3

    Re: It is you...

    Is or are?

    A. Five hours is a long time.
    B. Five hours are a long time.

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    #4

    Re: It is you...

    Quote Originally Posted by I.M. Knott View Post
    Is or are?

    A. Five hours is a long time.
    B. Five hours are a long time.
    Is.

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