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    This really confuses me. Why is the second verb "are" incorrect. Thanks if you can explain


    Incorrect: What is required are both talent and hard work




    Correct "What is required IS both talent and hard work." /or "It is both talent and hard work that ARE required.")

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    Re: Cl

    There is a requirement, that requirement is both talent and hard work.

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    Re: Cl

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    There is a requirement, that requirement is both talent and hard work.
    Are you saying this is correct and the others incorrect. I still do not understand the use of "are" before both this and that??????
    Last edited by Barb_D; 30-Apr-2014 at 18:37. Reason: Fixed formatting

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    Re: Cl

    [QUOTE=durianlover;1064546]
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    There is a requirement, that requirement is both talent and hard work. Are you saying this is correct and the others incorrect. I still do not understand the use of "are" before both this and that??????
    One question mark is sufficient after a question. As a teacher you should know that.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Apr-2014 at 22:21.

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    #5

    Re: Cl

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    The requirement is both talent and hard work. ("is" relates to "requirement")

    or

    Both talent and hard work are required. ("are" relates to "both")
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Cl

    What does chlorine (Cl) have to do with subject-verb agreement?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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