Key geography: new places

a/ In fact, A và B is/are one company.In fact, A and B is/are two different companies.b/ The good and the devil is/ are…The rich & the poor is/are…

thanksKhanh

Please choose “is” or “are” or both are correct?

a/ In fact, A và B is/are one company.In fact, A và B is/are two different companies.b/ The good và the devil is/ are…The rich & the poor is/are…

If so, I think you have khổng lồ go lớn an institute to start learning real oered.org. :lol:

However, since you post , here are the anwsers:a areb The good and devil areand so on…

Baraa

Hi,

You’re right. All of my questions are from my life when working. For those I don’t post here, I can find in the dictionary or ask my friends that are also foreigners.Bạn vẫn xem: The poor is/are disliked even by his/their neighbors

You know, when I ask my friends these questions, they smile & tell me they can’t explain because they use these words like a habit even they are oered.org.

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So, I post these questions here in the hope of finding the rule.

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K

Please don’t take it seriously. It was only a joke. I was just kidding :oops:. I really didn’t mean anything. I my-self always willing lớn help.


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bara:

Are you serious don’t know what khổng lồ choose :shock:

Please choose “is” or “are” or both are correct?

a/ In fact, A and B is/are one company.In fact, A and B is/are two different companies.b/ The good và the devil is/ are…The rich and the poor is/are…

Hi,

Yes, I never take it seriously.

hey,

a/ A+ B = one. So, I think “is” is correct.A+ B = two. So, I think “are” is correct.

Thus, I think, the good & the devil is……, the rich & the poor are…

Please correct me if I am not right.K

NB: You see what I mean, Bara? Sorry,I have no time khổng lồ write in detail. :?

Bara June 12, 2018, 6:36am #6

HiSince you are talking about tow things (weather good, devil, rich and poor or any tow or more things), you have to use are. But if you want to lớn talk about anyone in specific you can use is, for instance, The poor is a real problem, nowadays.

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Upon my poor knowledge, all these words (the good, devil, poor, rich) are uncountable nouns.

Baraa

Yankee June 12, 2018, 6:36am #7

Hi Khanh

a/ In fact, A and B are one company.In fact, A và B are two different companies.b/ The good và the devil are…The rich và the poor are…

It’s best lớn think this way:1 + 1 = 2 … (2 or more = plural!)

One uncountable thing + one uncountable thing = 2 uncountable things = plural

“The good” when used lớn refer khổng lồ people is plural:Only the good die young.

Hi Baraa

The poor is a real problem, nowadays.

In this sentence “poor” is incorrect. Either you can write:The poor are a real problem nowadays. (poor = poor people)-OR-Poverty is a real problem nowadays.

When used to refer khổng lồ group of people, the good, the poor, the rich, the evil etc. Are all grammatically plural.“The rich live in mansions & drive expensive cars.”

The word devil is singular & countable. “There were three devils at the Halloween party.”

Amy

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