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    is or are

    Hello, teachers:
    I saw a test.I am wondering what the answer is.
    One hundred dollars _____ enough to me.
    I have no idea that I should say is or are.
    I am wondering what native speakers say.
    Thanks for your reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    Hello, teachers:
    I saw a test.I am wondering what the answer is.
    One hundred dollars _____ enough to me.
    I have no idea that I should say is or are.
    I am wondering what native speakers say.
    Thanks for your reply!
    I'm not a native, but I can assure you that One hundred dollars is enough to me is all right. Even if I was given the amount of $100 in 1-dollar notes.
    Last edited by engee30; 14-May-2009 at 16:05. Reason: notes for coins

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    Re: is or are

    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    Hello, teachers:
    I saw a test.I am wondering what the answer is.
    One hundred dollars _is____ enough to me. (although the sentence is a bit odd)
    I have no idea that I should say is or are.
    I am wondering what native speakers say.
    Thanks for your reply!
    Things like amounts and distances take a singular verb.

    One hundred dollars is a lot of money.
    Four kilometers is too far for the children to walk.

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    Re: is or are

    Thanks for your clarifications.
    One hundred dollars _is____ enough to me. (although the sentence is a bit odd)
    1.So could you please tell me how to express it?
    For example:
    A:How much do you need?Five hundred ok?
    B:No, one hundred dollars is enough to me.
    (Since 2006 said it's a bit odd, I am wondering how to express it idomatically.)
    Could you tell me?

    2.
    Things like amounts and distances take a singular verb.
    So e.g.Two pounds of pork is not enough to feed 5 people.
    Is it right?
    I am not very clear what the amount means.
    Two bags of rice are from Japan.Bags is a kind of amount , isn't it?
    Could you please clarify it?
    Thanks for your help.
    WUKEN

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    Re: is or are

    Quote Originally Posted by wuken View Post
    thanks for your clarifications.


    1.so could you please tell me how to express it?
    For example:

    A:how much do you need?five hundred ok?
    B:no, one hundred dollars is enough to me.


    (since 2006 said it's a bit odd, i am wondering how to express it idomatically.)
    could you tell me?
    no, one hundred dollars is enough for me.
    or with a different meaning, '(to me), one hundred dollars seems enough (to me).

    so e.g.two pounds of pork is not enough to feed 5 people.
    Is it right? yes
    i am not very clear what the amount means. I didn't explain it (well), and it's not easy to explain.
    When an amount, distance, time, etc is considered as a single entity, not as individual parts of the total, a singular verb is used. In other words, the amount, distance, time, etc is 'an 'it', not 'they'.

    (one hundred dollars)(it) is enough.
    (four miles)(it) is too far.

    Words like '(not) enough', 'too far', 'more' usually appear in such sentences.



    two bags of rice are from japan.bags is a kind of amount , isn't it?
    Yes, "two bags" is an amount but here "two bags" are not an "it".

    Two bags of rice are from Japan, and eight bags are from Thailand.


    Wuken
    I hope this helps some.

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    Thanks for your help! 2006!
    I am clear.

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