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    Is/Are

    The first among them (is/are) companies.


    What is to be used here?

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    Re: Is/Are

    I would say "companies", but some context would help.

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    Is or are?

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    Re: Is/Are

    Are. Context?

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    Re: Is/Are

    Without more context, I would use are too. However, is might work better in certain contexts- if companies were an item on a list, for instance.

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