repeat sales (is or are)

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ggomad

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I wonder what verb form follows "repeat sales" as subject of a sentence.
Is this business term considered singular or plural?

Repeat sales (is or are) just too compelling to ignore.
Repeat sales (is or are) less expensive to obtain than new sales.

Kindly enlighten me. Thanks in advance.
 

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I'd use the plural- 'sale' is a countable noun in this usage. ;-)
 
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Thanks. In what case should "sales" be regarded as a singular noun, then? Is this term always followed by plural verb?
 

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ggomad said:
Thanks. In what case should "sales" be regarded as a singular noun, then? Is this term always followed by plural verb?

It wouldn't be considered a singular noun; it has a plural marker. :wink:
If the plural noun "sales" is the subject of a sentence, then it would agree in plural number with the verb:

Sales are good. (plural)
A sale is good. (singular)
Sales were made today. (plural)
A sale was made today. (singular)

All the best,
 
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