David E asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 8 years ago

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?

Update:

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?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    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?"

  • Master
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Yes.

    More than one statement is correct.

    That is, if there are correct answers.

  • xK
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    No. I would assume that there are multiple statements following, and you are to decide which (if any) are correct.

  • 8 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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  • Anonymous
    8 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

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