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    #1

    are/is

    Hello,

    I am a little confused with the usage of are/is in the following sentences

    1) how are you doing?
    2) how are Tom and John?
    3) How is Tom?

    I would like to understand the rules governing the usage of are and is in the above sentences ...

    Thanks ...

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    #2

    Re: are/is

    Is is used with singular nouns, and the third-person pronouns he, she and it. Are is used with plural nouns and all other pronouns.

    Your three questions should begin with a capital letter.

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