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    #1

    Having private parties is or are?

    I saw someone wrote, "Having private parties are so much fun."

    Then a friend told me it should be, "Having private parties is so much fun."

    Which is the correct sentence?

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    #2

    Re: Having private parties is or are?

    Use "is".
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    #3

    Re: Having private parties is or are?

    Welcome to the forum, irishperalta.

    That should be 'I saw someone wr​ite...'

    or

    'Someone wrote...'

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    #4

    Re: Having private parties is or are?

    The subject is "having", a gerund. As such, it is a singular noun.

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    #5

    Re: Having private parties is or are?

    I think 'private parties' as the object of 'having' cannot be the subject of verb following it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Having private parties is or are?

    I'd go with your friend.

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