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    Subject Verb Agreement

    Dear Teacher,

    I am confused on the usage of the plural form of verb "to be" underlined in the following sentence. Why "are" is used here? Thanks and regards.

    Are lack of math skills from high school one of the barriers that keep people from pursuing STEM degrees?

    Here is an example that shows otherwise:
    "Lack of skills is a serious problem for companies."

    Thank you very much dear Teacher 5jj also for correcting the mistake in my question -Why "are" is used here?-
    Last edited by Honore; 20-Mar-2014 at 10:38.

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    Re: Subject Verb Agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by Honore View Post
    Why is "are" is used here?
    It's wrong. 'Is' should have been used.

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