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  1. Newbie
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    Question A dilemma connected with an appropriate verb form


    I apparently need some help with one sentence. It reads, An aspect which can be criticized is/are the rooms.
    I'm not sure which verb form should be used here. Is it are because of the plural form of the rooms or is it is for the subject is singular?

    I really appreciate any help you can provide.

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    Re: A dilemma connected with an appropriate verb form

    Make the verb match the subject: An aspect

    However, it does sound awkward. You can try to re-write the sentence.

    I have a less favorable review of the rooms.

    One thing that can be improved (I prefer this to "An aspect which can be criticized" but you can write your sentence as you prefer) is the quality of the room, the spaciousness of the rooms, the cleanliness of the rooms (whatever the problem is).

    Or The rooms are a weak area of the resort.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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