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    Relevant verb form after the subject

    In the sentence what should be the right word,"The only thing that I want you to hit right now is/are the books."

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    Re: Relevant verb form after the subject

    "Is" works. It refers back to 'thing'. One you have "the only thing" as the subject, the verb form 'are' is going to sound strange.

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    Re: Relevant verb form after the subject

    You could also say "The only things that I want you to hit right now are the books."

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