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    #1

    subject-verb agreement

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me, as soon as possible, how you would agree the verb in the following sentences:

    1) In front of him ARE / IS (?) the desk, the books, the homework...
    2) In front of him ARE / IS (?) the desk, the book, the homework...

    Thank you for being so understanding.
    Hela

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    Re: subject-verb agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by hela View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me, as soon as possible, how you would agree the verb in the following sentences:

    1) In front of him ARE / IS (?) the desk, the books, the homework...
    2) In front of him ARE / IS (?) the desk, the book, the homework...

    Thank you for being so understanding.
    Hela
    If we add "there" before ARE/IS it'll be more correct. In this case we can say:
    1) In front of him there is the desk, the book(s) and the homework.
    Without "there" it's better to use "ARE".

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