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  1. VIP Member
    Student or Learner
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    #1

    The use of olive oil and fresh vegetables

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The use of olive oil and fresh vegetables are the cornerstones of the Mediterranean diet.

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    Retired English Teacher
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    #2

    Re: The use of olive oil and fresh vegetables

    It's ungrammatical.

    Delete 'The use of'.

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    #3

    Re: The use of olive oil and fresh vegetables

    If you retain the use of, you have to write is​ the cornerstone.
    I am not a teacher.

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