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    Gerunds with object as subject

    I am not a teacher.

    A group of friends are discussing a sentence we found on a website, namely, "Testing and optimizing your website were never easier."
    The rest say the singular verb "was" should be used.
    I say the sentence as written is correct. Am I?
    Last edited by mrbill; 11-Apr-2008 at 18:15.


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    Re: Gerunds with object as subject

    I suppose it will depend on whether you consider these as two separate actions, or as a combined and linked action. I can see arguments for both. Your view is perfectly valid.

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