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    all the equipment is or are

    Question: All the equipment in the factory 'require or requires' servicing.

    Although equipment is an uncountable noun, but I used 'require' because of the presence of 'all'. However, the answer key says 'requires'.

    Please help me to understand the reason.

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    Re: all the equipment is or are

    Like 'money' in your other thread, 'equipment' is uncountable, as you said. It takes the singular verb.

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    Re: all the equipment is or are

    This means that the presence of 'All' does not matter for uncountable nouns?

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    Re: all the equipment is or are

    Correct.


    All the girls were on time.
    All the money was spent.
    All the boys were late.
    All the water was spilt.

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