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Lemon and oil ................the indispensable ingredient when you want to make salad .
is or are ?
I know there are many threads about the same topic but I really don't have enough time to check all of them NOW.( But I'll certainly do it later as I find some sentences problematic sometimes ...) and I really wonder if the same subject is a matter of discussion among natives or ıs there a strict rule about these ?? Which one I should say :
tea and coffee is my favourite or
tea and coffee are my favourite ......
tea and biscuits is or
tea and biscuits are ?? I'm really confused .
There is the and conjuction in your sentence. You should use are.
Lemon and oil are ....
Grammar GeekAlso, ingredients, plural.Sorry ,I've written that my mistake ,I'm a little bit sleepy that's why I've forgotten to write 's'
Thank you Grammar Geek
SnnHi Antalya,Can we generalize it like this ;If there is AND between the words( no matter they are countable or uncountable ,or one of them is countable or the other uncountable ) we use Are .
As for your question, ''Can we generalize...?''. The answer to this question is Yes
SnnThank you Grammar Geek. It escaped my eye.Oh you are from Turkey too But I think you've made a direct translation in this sentence :
It escaped my eye ,No such expression exist in English .You should have said :
I missed that part or I didn't pay attention to that or sth like that ,I think ..
Some seemingly compound subjects that have an "and" but that are considered as a single unit can take the singular "is." Like "fish and chips" is a favorite dish, or "peas and carrots" is the side dish tonight. But as you say, generally the "and" will create the need for "are."
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