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    are/is

    His looks _____fading.

    His manners ____ terrible.

    His morals ____ terrible.

    I.Which word should I fill the blank, are or is?

    II. Is there any rule for how to use the copula when it follows the nouns which always present in the plural?

    Please.

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    I'm not a teacher, but I think you should use "are" in all of them since both "looks", "manners" and "morals" are plurals and the verb must match with the subject.

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    Thank you.

    Any native speaker can help me?

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    Re: are/is

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    His looks _____fading.

    His manners ____ terrible.

    His morals ____ terrible.

    I.Which word should I fill the blank, are or is?

    II. Is there any rule for how to use the copula when it follows the nouns which always present in the plural?

    Please.
    All must be used with "are".

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    Re: are/is

    Is there any case in which I should use "is" after words that always present in the plural form? Please.

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    Re: are/is

    Some nouns which are plural in form but singular in meaning take a singular verb.
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