it is

Status
Not open for further replies.

panicmonger

Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
China
Current Location
Australia
My friend asked my what my hobby is.
I replied that It is reading, swimming and cycling.

I have 3 hobbies, but I viewed them as one, that's why I used singular verb - is.

Is my reply correct?

Thank you.
 

emsr2d2

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
My friend asked my what my hobby is.
I replied that It is reading, swimming and cycling.

I have 3 hobbies, but I viewed them as one, that's why I used singular verb - is.

Is my reply correct?

Thank you.

No, you would need to say "I have three hobbies. They are reading, swimming and cycling".
 

SoothingDave

VIP Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2009
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
The Ironman Triathlon is running, swimming, and cycling.

So close.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top