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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
Hi all 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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tea and coffee is my favourite AND tea and coffee are my favourite are acceptable sentences however have different meanings.
'tea and coffee is my favourite' is interpretted as 'tea and coffee' being one drink i.e. 'tea and coffee [mixed together] is my favourite [drink]'
'tea and coffee are my favourite' is interpretted as 'tea and coffee' being separate drinks i.e. ''tea and coffee are my [two] favourite [drinks]'

the same would be true of tea and biscuits, the meaning is implicit in the use of is or are.
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AntalyaHi all 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 .

Do you have a question, or are you just trying out the "Quote" button?

CJ
Here's one I can't be sure of:

"The conference was established in the region to ensure that the communities' NAACP is committed to serving and are being served adequately."

Something doesn't seem right in that sentence, but I can't tell if it's the "are" or the "is" that's out of place.
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It's not a well-formed sentence. It does not make much sense. Here is one possibility:

"The conference was established in the region to ensure that the communities' NAACP is committed to serving its members and the local chapters are being served adequately by the national organization."

A-Emotion: stars
How about this one... can anyone help me?

It was one of those conversations that's like getting hit by a baseball bat.
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It was one of those conversations that are like getting hit by a baseball bat.

Since "conversations" is in the plural form, am I to follow with, "are" instead of "is"? It seems to me that, "It was ONE of those", would make it "is".

Thanks for your help.
AnonymousHow about this one... can anyone help me?It was one of those conversations that's like getting hit by a baseball bat.or,It was one of those conversations that are like getting hit by a baseball bat.Since "conversations" is in the plural form, am I to follow with, "are" instead of "is"? It seems to me that, "It was ONE of those", would make it "is". Thanks for your help.
One of those conversations is singular, so use is.
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Thank you. A Fiverr editor told me to change it to "are". I knew that didn't sound quite right.