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Hi all Emotion: smile Which would you choose for the following sentence ..

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 .
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Antalya,

Yes, I am also from Turkey.

I didn't do direct translation.

In Redhouse dictionary, you can see the verb ''escape one's eye=gözden kaçmak.

So, I think there is no need to say this in other ways.
SnnIt called my attention to your sentences. You have been writing grammatically right sentences. But, you are asking really easy question. I think you are very confused.

As for your question, ''Can we generalize...?''. The answer to this question is Yes

You are really careful ,Thank you .Sometimes people make mistakes in the easiest parts Emotion: smile Or we shouldn't view them as 'easy ' ,there may be sth surprising ..I just like studying things in detail ,And I suddenly felt that There was a special rule or structure for that ..But it was just a feel Emotion: smile I also know that my question was easy ,next time I'll ask difficult questions for you Emotion: smile
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Grammar GeekActually, it sounds quite fine. Also "It escapted my attention."

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."

Thanks a lot ,it is clear now .
You are right to say that ''we shouldn't view them easy''. While one question can be easy for me, it can be hard one for others.

It is nice to see more right and advanced sentences in your writings. For example, ''You should have said:''. This means that I didn't make a mistake when I guessed!

...,next time I'll ask difficult questions... This means that it will be more funny. But, I don't challenge. My opinion is that there is always something to learn from other people.
SnnYou are right to say that ''we shouldn't view them easy''. While one question can be easy for me, it can be hard one for others.

It is nice to see more right and advanced sentences in your writings. For example, ''You should have said:''. This means that I didn't make a mistake when I guessed!

...,next time I'll ask difficult questions... This means that it will be more funny. But, I don't challenge. My opinion is that there is always something to learn from other people.

I don't think you will be able to challenge Emotion: smile I'm an advanced one ,namely a teacher Emotion: smile Nice to meet you ,and I completely agree that there's a lot to learn from the others that's why we are here..I think you have misunderstood me ,That wasn't my question ,I mean the question in my thread .Now I'm with my niece who is attending high school and so eager to learn English ,She keeps asking me questions and she likes this site and the forum .She wanted to ask her question here ,And I let her do so and helped her with the translations .Is it ok now ?
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Is it ok now ?

Sure.

Nice to meet you, too.

But, how do you know whether I am able to challenge or not? Because, you don't know me. I may be an English teacher, too.

Have you had a chance to look the verb ''escape one's eye'' up in the REDHOUSE.

Anyway... I am not an English teacher. I don't want to have bad conversation here, especially at the moment (23:56)

Good night...
SnnIs it ok now ?

Sure.

Nice to meet you, too.

But, how do you know whether I am able to challenge or not? Because, you don't know me. I may be an English teacher, too.

Have you had a chance to look the verb ''escape one's eye'' up in the REDHOUSE.

Anyway... I am not an English teacher. I don't want to have bad conversation here, especially at the moment (23:56)

Good night...

I won't argue with you ,either Emotion: smile I don't like arguing and I'm sure you don't like it ,anyway ,I checked the expression but not in Redhouse ,as I dont have Redhouse Emotion: smile but collins or oxford dictionaries say :

escape sb's notice .....not escape one's eye ...I'm confused again ,We had better ask natives if it really exists ..I hadn't seen the expression before so I would like to thank you for teaching it ,See you soon ,Good night ...
Ok then. I hope a native will explain to us whether we can use ''escape one's eye'' or not. In fact, Grammar Geek has already written about it if am not mistaken ''...quite fine.''

See you...
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