Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Just now heard a common error: "A computer and a desire to succeed is all you need." Plural subject, right? Then, ". . . are all you need." Yes, there are times that the parts of a compound subject are so closely joined--"Bacon and eggs is my favorite breakfast"--that the singular is appropriate. However, if in doubt, use the plural! (Just for the record, I don't like eggs in any manner or form!)

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