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    Which of these are correct?
    Two glasses of water is / are taken.
    Two teaspoons of oil / sugar is / are taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamisivani View Post
    Which of these are correct?
    Two glasses of water is / are taken.
    Two teaspoons of oil / sugar is / are taken.
    With such constructions, either is fine to say:

    [Two glasses] of water [are taken]. (plural noun + plural verb)
    [Two glasses of water] [is taken]. (= [the amount] equal to two glasses of water, singular noun + singular verb)


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