How is better to say?

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margmmm

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Hello everyone:
Is the underlined part in following sentence correct?
I would like to single out two of potential companies as a more reliable and stable it is company A and company B.

or it is better to say "they are" or "these are"
Thanks in advance.
 

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Welcome to the forums, margmmm.

Most dictionaries consider that you can only 'single out' one item from a larger number.

Consider:

'I would like to recommend two of the potential companies as being more reliable and stable. They are company A and company B'.

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Thank you very much!

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Hello everyone:
Is the underlined part in following sentence correct?
I would like to single out two of potential companies as a more reliable and stable it is company A and company B.

or it is better to say "they are" or "these are"
Thanks in advance.

Note that Rover's correction took the form of two sentences. Until I saw his reply I couldn't tell what you were trying to say - I even tried to imagine what an 'it is company' might be!:)

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