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    Singular, plural or both?

    John and Bob are at the door. John pushes intercom button and then says: "it's John and Bob". There are two of them, though. So why not "they/these are John and Bob" ?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Singular, plural or both?

    Welcome to the forums.

    "It is something" is a common usage to indicate something.

    It is nine o'clock
    It is not your affair
    It is the best thing that ever happened.

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