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    #1

    is or are

    Looks. Is looks singular or plural?
    Example: Looks do matter
    Looks does matter

    Which one is correct?

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    #2

    Re: is or are

    Looks do matter.

    It is a plural noun and needs a plural form of the verb.

    Sources:
    (1) http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...ritish/look_46

    looks [plural] the attractive appearance of someone, especially their face
    She’s got everything – looks, intelligence, and money.

    (2) Collins Cobuild English Grammar, p.15
    some other plural nouns:
    arms,talks,means,supplies,likes,headquarters....
    Last edited by ptetpe; 22-Jun-2009 at 01:37.

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    #3

    Re: is or are

    Looks do matter.

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