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    Question uncountable nouns

    Dear teachers!
    What ,singular or plural, verb should we use when the subject of a sentence is two uncountable nouns?
    Select the correct ones please.
    Q1. Keep the flowerpot in such a place where sufficient sunlight and air is/are present.
    Q2. The sugar and salt dissolves/dissolve in water.
    Q3. Milk and meat is/are a very important resource/resources of our food.
    Q4. Wool, silk and leather comes/come from animals.
    Q5. Cotton, rubber and wood comes/come from plants.
    Q6. Glass, plastic, paper and steel is/are materials which is/are made from other materials.
    Q7. Wool, silk, and cotton is/are used to make clothes.

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    Dawood
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    Re: uncountable nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Dear teachers!
    What ,singular or plural, verb should we use when the subject of a sentence is two uncountable nouns?
    Select the correct ones please.
    Q1. Keep the flowerpot where sufficient sunlight and air is/are present.
    Q2. The sugar and salt dissolves/dissolve in water. In cookery instructions, if the two substances have been previously combined, then "dissolves"; if not, then "dissolve".
    Q3. Milk and meat is/are very important food resources.
    Q4. Wool, silk and leather comes/come from animals.
    Q5. Cotton, rubber and wood comes/come from plants.
    Q6. Glass, plastic, paper and steel is/are materials that is/are made from other materials.
    Q7. Wool, silk, and cotton is/are used to make clothes.

    Best regards!
    Dawood
    Even though uncountable in themselves, you have multiple substances.

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