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    Using "are and "is"

    Im confused. Which is the principle noun I need to go off in the following sentences (
    Ear or Logisitcs) :

    1. Let's play it by ear as far as logistics is concerned tomorrow.
    2. Let's play it by ear as far as logisitics are concerned tomorrow.


    Thank you,
    Dana

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    Re: Using "are and "is"

    Quote Originally Posted by DanaMarie View Post
    Im confused. Which is the principle noun I need to go off in the following sentences (
    Ear or Logisitcs) :

    1. Let's play it by ear as far as logistics is concerned tomorrow.
    2. Let's play it by ear as far as logisitics are concerned tomorrow.


    Thank you,
    Dana
    Logistics. But it can still be "logistics is". If you wrote "the logistics", you'd use 'are'. When logistics refers to a topic, you can treat it as grammatically singular.
    Similar words are: mathematics, statistics, etc. when they refer to a subject. For example, you don't say "Mathematics are hard".

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