Use of "is" and "are".?
If on a test, you saw the question: "Which of the following statements are correct?", would you be correct to assume that at least two statements were correct?
My first impression is that "which" is singular. I am not so sure it can't be plural. How would you word the question if there might be one or more than one answer?
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
no. you'd be correct to assume the question writer is not familiar with grammar.
subject of the sentence is "which." that is singular.
the object of a prepositional phrase, "statements" in this case, can never be the subject of a sentence.
proper form of the question is:
"Which of the following sentences is correct?"
- MasterLv 58 years ago
More than one statement is correct.
That is, if there are correct answers.
- xKLv 78 years ago
No. I would assume that there are multiple statements following, and you are to decide which (if any) are correct.
- Dave87gnLv 78 years ago
depends on what the multiple choice answers are
sometimes one of the answer is "both A and B are correct"
or just "A"
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- Anonymous8 years ago
Use "is" for one object/thing/person. Use "are" for more than 1.
E.g: He is funny
E.g: The pencils are sharp