agreement....

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nautes20

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Hi, teachers...

This time "agreement"

8 tons of water is needed.
8 tons of water are needed.

Which is correct?

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Mister Micawber

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'Is' sounds better because it is a single quantity of water which is needed for this recipe (and it must require a very big stewpot!). However, both are grammatically correct and semantically possible.
 
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