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  1. Unregistered


    Is remains used with a plural verb or singular?

    The remains of the bomb is nothing but these ashes

    The remains of the bomb are nothing but these ashes

    I also checked the dictionary and remains can mean a dead body.
    so maybe it should be singular all the time
    this is the remains of the man=the is the dead body of the man

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: remains


    Ex: The remains ... are nothing but these ashes.

    These are the remains of the man.<noun>
    These are the man's remains. <noun>
    This is what remains of the man. <verb>

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