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    Is / Are

    I was told the following sentence is incorrect

    "I can teach most areas of ICT that is found in the national curriculum."

    and it should be ....
    ICT that are found in the...

    I don't agree, please could you advise.
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    Re: Is / Are

    ICT has been considered as one area.

    You can understand like this,

    Replace "ICT" with word "English". Here English has been considered as a language, although, it is composed of several rules.

    I can teach most of the Grammar rules of English that is found in the national curriculum.


    Quote Originally Posted by goofyden View Post
    I was told the following sentence is incorrect

    "I can teach most areas of ICT that is found in the national curriculum."

    and it should be ....
    ICT that are found in the...

    I don't agree, please could you advise.
    Goofs

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofyden View Post
    I was told the following sentence is incorrect

    "I can teach most areas of ICT that is found in the national curriculum."

    and it should be ....
    ICT that are found in the...

    I don't agree, please could you advise.
    Goofs
    It is incorrect for one simple reason - 'that' doesn't refer to 'ICT', but to 'most areas of ICT'. Thus, you say 'are' instead of 'is'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    I can teach most of the Grammar rules of English that is found in the national curriculum.
    Once again wrong! Similarily, as I described in my previous post, this time 'that' refers to 'most of the grammar rules of English' (which is in the plural). Thus, you say 'are', and not 'is'.


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    Re: Is / Are

    Hi, well if the teachers can't agree then i guess i have no hope . Although engee30, your explanation does kinda make sense


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    Re: Is / Are

    BUY THE WAY WHAT YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT?


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    Wink Re: Is / Are

    BY THE WAY I NOT SURE WHAT YOU ALL TALING ABOUT ?


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    Re: Is / Are

    "I can teach most areas of ICT that is found in the national curriculum."

    "most areas [of ICT]" {{plural areas}} is the subject of the verb, so it has to be "are".

    You can get round the problem by writing

    I can teach most areas of ICT found in the national curriculum



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