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  1. welldone
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    is or are?

    Dear teachers

    Just a quick question.
    Should I use "is" or "are" in following sentence:

    There ___ 0.08 nodes (or node)?

    This is really confusing.

    thanks!

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    I'd go for 'are'.

  3. welldone
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    thanks

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    Re: is or are?

    Quote Originally Posted by welldone
    Dear teachers

    Just a quick question.
    Should I use "is" or "are" in following sentence:

    There ___ 0.08 nodes (or node)?

    This is really confusing.

    thanks!
    I would go with "are" also. We would use the singular with 1, a half, a quarter, etc. When one uses decimals, one uses the plural, even though they may be less than one. :wink:

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