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  1. RTSmith

    RTSmith New Member

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    Are or is?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by RTSmith, Mar 26, 2013.

    Do I use "are" or "is" in the blank: Our People ____ our Strength. I know people is plural, therefore, I would use are. But it does not quite sound right.
     
  2. Domino

    Domino Active Member

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    Hiya.

    I would definitely go with "are". "Our people is our strength"? No.
     
  3. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    agreed... again!
     
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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    To make it less of a tongue twister you could flip it.

    Our strength is our people. Strength is singular.

    if that's a sentence you plan to use somewhere besides a grammar test, I would go further and rewrite it without one of the 'ours'.
     

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