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    three years

    which one is correct

    the subject is three years which is plural but the agreement verb is "is"



    three years of studying french is not enough
    three years of studying french are not enough

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    Re: three years

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    which one is correct

    the subject is three years which is plural but the agreement verb is "is"



    three years of studying french is not enough
    three years of studying french are not enough

    Three years of studying French is not enough.

    When you talk of amounts such as three years, ten dollars etc you normally use the singular.

    Ten dollars is not enough to cover the cost. Not ten dollars are not enough

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