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    Is it correct?

    Is it correct to say: The colour, frequency, consistency and quality of our bowel movements depends on what we eat?

    I think, "colour, frequency, consistency and quality" make a plural subject and should therefore take a plural verb?

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Abusaad
    Is it correct to say: The colour, frequency, consistency and quality of our bowel movements depends on what we eat?

    I think, "colour, frequency, consistency and quality" make a plural subject and should therefore take a plural verb?
    Well, you can have it both ways, as shown below:

    EX: The color, as well as .... depends .... (Singular verb)
    EX: The color as well as .... depend .... (Plural verb)

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