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    is/are

    Among those detained is/are Vee King Shaw, the yacht's owner and a nephew of Hong Kong entertainment mogul Run Run Shaw.

    I think 'are' is the correct option. Am I right?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: is/are

    yes, u are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Among those detained is/are Vee King Shaw, the yacht's owner and a nephew of Hong Kong entertainment mogul Run Run Shaw.

    I think 'are' is the correct option. Am I right?

    Many thanks.
    I guess no. Just rephrase the sentence, and you'll get:

    Vee King Shaw... is among those detained.

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    Re: is/are

    There is an enumeration of people among those detained, so the plural 'are' is the only option here. By the way, are you a teacher?

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    Re: is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Among those detained is/are Vee King Shaw, the yacht's owner and a nephew of Hong Kong entertainment mogul Run Run Shaw.

    I think 'are' is the correct option. Am I right?

    Many thanks.
    Oops, I thought that the yacht's owner and a nephew were the same person. You should've applied a comma before the conjunction and.


    Among those detained are Vee King Shaw, the yacht's owner, and a nephew of Hong Kong entertainment mogul Run Run Shaw.
    Last edited by engee30; 15-Jun-2007 at 04:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    There is an enumeration of people among those detained, so the plural 'are' is the only option here. By the way, are you a teacher?
    No, I'm not, I'm afraid. I'll try to state it clearly that I am not a teacher with each and every post of mine in the future.

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    Re: is/are

    Right! (about the comma before 'and', as you specified above. It prevents misreading.)

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    In the sentence, Vee King Shaw is not necessarily the yacht's owner, I think.

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    Re: is/are

    In a series of three or more items, a comma should go before the conjuction 'and'. In case there are only two, no comma is needed. But the verb is still 'are', for obvious reasons.
    Last edited by bianca; 14-Jun-2007 at 20:46.

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    I agree. Thanks.

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