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    "household and garden waste" plural or singular

    Is the word "household and garden waste" singular or plural?
    Last edited by tranlam1609; 21-Feb-2017 at 12:46.

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    Re: "household and garden waste" plural or singular

    The phrase tells us what sort of waste (uncountable) we are talking about. It would be followed by a singular verb.
    Last edited by teechar; 21-Feb-2017 at 13:16. Reason: typo

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    Re: "household and garden waste" plural or singular

    If you put household waste and garden waste, separately, outside your house for collection once a week (for example), you would say "My household waste and garden waste are collected on a Tuesday". You can omit the first "waste and", leaving "My household and garden waste are collected on a Tuesday" and it would mean the same.

    "My household and garden waste is collected on a Tuesday" suggests to me that you put the two sorts of waste into one bag and that one bag is collected.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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