I have a line from something (a poem) I wrote that has been bothering me:
Behind us is Riga and the sea; before us a great forest.
Is this correct? Or should it be "are"?
Thanks to anyone who helps with this.
Thank you for your time on this Anglika. That is what I had in mind when I wrote it. No one (other poets) ever dinged me in the workshops, but it's gnawed at me. However, my wife countered with a reversal "Riga and the sea are behind us." Anyway, the single concept was the peg I was looking for (but dídn't know what to call it).