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    is or are

    The address of ABC Company’s office and place of business are 6/F., King Building,
    1 king Street, London, UK.

    Should we use ‘is” instead of ‘are’ in the above sentence?

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    #2

    Re: is or are

    ...hmm... I think there are two subjects 1) The address of ABC Company’s office and 2) place of business - so "are".

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    #3

    Re: is or are

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    The address of ABC Company’s office and place of business are 6/F., King Building,
    1 king Street, London, UK.

    Should we use ‘is” instead of ‘are’ in the above sentence?
    That's unnaturally worded.

    ABC Company's office and place of business is [located] at "6F, King Building, 1 King Street, London, [postcode], UK".

    Note that "6/F" is not a natural usage in British addresses. It sounds like a flat number. That flat would probably be on the sixth floor where the flats are then identified as A, B, C etc. If you wanted "6/F" to mean the sixth floor, then we would actually use "Sixth Floor" or "6th Floor".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: is or are

    Jawgar, I disagree. That is one address. Use "is".

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    #5

    Re: is or are

    Quote Originally Posted by jawgar View Post
    I think there are two subjects
    Perhaps they can be regarded as a single unit.

    Not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: is or are

    Not "perhaps". The text says that it is one address.

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    #7

    Re: is or are

    The address is. The address (of x) is. The address (of x and y) is.

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    #8

    Re: is or are

    I think "place of business" is legal terminology and equates to an address. It would be obsolete to refer to the address of the place of business. The address of an office may not be the same as a place of business hence the two subjects.

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    #9

    Re: is or are

    I'm sorry, jawgar, but you're still wrong. Regardless of whether or not the address is the same as or different to the place of business, the fact remains that you must express it as "The address ... is" or "The addresses ... are". It's as simple as that.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #10

    Re: is or are

    Jawgar, that is just wrong. Just let it go.

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