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    Please help me!Thank you so much!

    I don't know which one of the following sentences is true:
    "Here is the notebook and report that I promised you last week"
    "Here are the notebook and report that I promised you last week"

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    Re: Please help me!Thank you so much!

    [quote=ha179;480787]I don't know which one of the following sentences is true:
    "Here is the notebook and report that I promised you last week"
    "Here are the notebook and report that I promised you last week"
    My teacher chose the second one but I think the first one is true

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    Re: Please help me!Thank you so much!

    Hello Hal179,

    I would say/write this:
    "Here is the notebook and report I promised you last week"
    Why?
    There is one notebook and one report.
    Notice, I didn't use, 'that'.

    Look at this; "Here are the reports and the notebook I promised you last week."

    In this case the first item is plural, so we need to use, 'are'.

    "Here is the report and the notebooks I promised you last week."
    This time the first item is singular, so we use ,'is'.

    I hope this helps,

    Lee.

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    Re: Please help me!Thank you so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
    I don't know which one of the following sentences is true correct:
    "Here is the notebook and report that I promised you last week"
    "Here are the notebook and report that I promised you last week"
    My teacher chose the second one but I think the first one is true
    I would use "are".
    Either version could be justified.
    "are" is obviously correct because you are talking about multiple (plural) items.
    "Here are the notebook and report that I promised you last week"
    "The notebook and report that I promised you last week are here."

    "is"
    "Here is the notebook and (here is the) report that I promised you last week"
    That is, the singular verb could be justified by ellipsis. Another justification might be that "notebook and report" refers to a single compound item, as in "cup and saucer", "pen and paper".

    Nevertheless, I prefer "are". It is much more defensible grammatically in general terms, and sounds better.

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    Post Re: Please help me!Thank you so much!

    "Here is the notebook,and report that I promised you last week"
    "Here are the notebook and report that I promised you last week"
    (not a theacher)
    I hope these help.

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    Re: Please help me!Thank you so much!

    No, adding that comma did not improve the sentence.

    You really can say either.

    Here is the report and [here is the] notebook...
    Here are (the report and notebok)...

    If you are writing it, I'd probably suggest "Here are." When you say it, you'll actually say "Here's" which (like "there's") often preceeds plural items.

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    Re: Please help me!Thank you so much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    If you are writing it, I'd probably suggest "Here are." When you say it, you'll actually say "Here's" which (like "there's") often preceeds plural items.
    I agree entirely. I would write "are", but I'd often say "Here's the ... "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I agree entirely. I would write "are", but I'd often say "Here's the ... "
    sorry!!

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