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    #1

    singular or plural




    Is ten minutes singular or plural?

    For example,

    I will tell everyone when his or her ten minutes are up or is up.


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    Re: singular or plural

    It can be either.

    If you regard "ten minutes" as a segment of time, it will be "is".

    If you regard "ten minutes" as the ten discrete minutes, it will be "are".

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    Re: singular or plural

    I will tell everyone when his or her ten minutes are up.

    When one minute is up, I will tell you.

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