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    correct sentence

    I wonder if the sentence given below is correct:

    ''Mr.X and Mr.Y is the same person''

    grateful for advice.

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    #2

    Re: correct sentence

    Welcome to the forum, Ajitgopal.

    No sentence is correct without an appropriate punctuation mark at the end.

    Please tell us what you mean by this sentence. We need some context to help us to understand what you are asking.

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    #3

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    I would probably use are. However, I agree with Rover that this sentence needs some more context to make things clearer.

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    #4

    Re: correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Ajitgopal.

    No sentence is correct without an appropriate punctuation mark at the end.

    Please tell us what you mean by this sentence. We need some context to help us to understand what you are asking.
    Thanks. I fully agree with your observation about punctuation mark at the end of the sentence.
    The name of an individual was Mr.X, which he has since changed to Mr. Y. It is in this context that someone has recorded the sentence under reference. I hope I have made myself clear.

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    If it is clear that Mr. X and Mr. Y is the same person, I would use "is".

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    #6

    Re: correct sentence

    I would use one of the following:

    Mr X and Mr Y are the same person.
    Mr X is Mr Y.
    Mr X is the same person as Mr Y.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If it is clear that Mr. X and Mr. Y is the same person, I would use "is".
    The plural sounds more natural to me. I would use the same forms as emsr2d2.

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    #8

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    I agree about the sound, but in this context, it is illogical for me.

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    #9

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    I'm a BrE speaker- if it sounds good, I go with it.

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    Does that mean that BrE is illogical?

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