Could you tell me?Is the following paragraph true concerning the usage of "both".I think there must be a plural verb after both....and

"Months before Turkey and the European Union are to open accession talks, the mood in both Ankara and Brussels is far from bright, with increasing skepticism of each other's commitment to the membership process"
On an unrelated issue: Is the following paragraph correct? is what you want to say, not "Is the following paragraph true". Be careful about the use of "correct" and "true". They are not the same! Emotion: smile
"is" is related to "mood", the mood is far from ...
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thanks it looks me correct now.
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