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1) Six plus two equal Eight. ( addition)

2) Six minus two equal four.( Subtraction)

3) Six time two equal twelth. ( multification)

4) Six to two equal three. ( division)

5) Six by two equal three. ( division)

Are #4 # 5 correct? if not how to say it? What are the verbs in those sentences? it seems to me that "equal " is Adjective and " plus, minus, time, to and by is proposition". so where are the verbs in the sentences.

Thanks alot for your time and kind efforts.
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Hi Napoleonponapa

This is the way I would write or say those:

1) Six plus two equals eight. ( addition)
2) Six minus two equals four.( Subtraction)

3) Six times two equals twelve. ( multiplication)

4) Six to two equal three. ( division)

5) Six divided by two equals three. ( division)

The word "equals" is a verb in those sentences.
This is how I would say them:
napoleonponapa1) Six plus two equals eight. ( addition)

2) Six minus two equals four.( Subtraction)

3) Six times two equals twelve. ( multification)

4) Six divided by two equals three. ( division)

Are #4 # 5 correct? No. if not how to say it? "Divided by"

What are the verbs in those sentences? it seems to me that "equal " is Adjective and " plus, minus, time, to and by is proposition". so where are the verbs in the sentences. The main verb is "equals." In the US, it's also common to say "is" instead of "equals." Two plus two is four.

You'll also hear other things, like "five and three make eight" or "Two goes into six three times."

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Hi,

1) Six plus two equal Eight. ( addition)

2) Six minus two equal four.( Subtraction)

3) Six time two equal twelth. ( multification)

4) Six to two equal three. ( division)

5) Six by two equal three. ( division)



Are #4 # 5 correct? if not how to say it? What are the verbs in those sentences? it seems to me that "equal " is Adjective and " plus, minus, time, to and by is proposition". so where are the verbs in the sentences.

The verb is 'equal'. Use it this way. (The result of) six plus two equals eight.

We also more often say (The result of) six plus two is eight.

Here's a corrected version of what you wrote.

1) Six plus two equals eight. ( addition)

2) Six minus two equals four.( Subtraction)

3) Six times two equals twelve. ( multiplication)

4) Six divided by two equals three. ( division)

5) Six divided by two equals three. ( division)

Here are some other ways we say these things.

1) Six and two is eight. ( addition)

2) Six less / take away two is four.( Subtraction)

3) Six times two is twelve. ( multiplication)

4) Two into six is three. ( division)

Best wishes, Clive
1) Six plus two equals eight. (addition)

2) Six minus two equals four. (subtraction)

3) Six times two equals twelve. (multiplication)

4,5) Six divided by two equals three. (division)

Your #4 and #5 are both incorrect.

"equals" is a verb form. I have seen some people use "equal" in cases like this, presumably because they feel that "six plus two", for example, is grammatically plural. I don't subscribe to this theory, and to me "equal" is unnatural.

Dictionaries seem to classify "plus", "minus" and "times" (in this sense) as prepositions.
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Hehe - I guess we were all relieved to find it wasn't actually a hard math question!
Dear Clive:

Thanks alot for your time. But It seems to me that the word " TO" sometimes means " to divide" in Math. Is it correct?

thanks
Grammar GeekHehe - I guess we were all relieved to find it wasn't actually a hard math question!
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