RE: IS or ARE

Subject: RE: IS or ARE
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>, List, Techwriter <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:51:06 -0700

John Posada wrote:

> Two months of free service is given to a current customer
>
> or
>
> Two months of free service are given to a current customer
>
>
> My thought is that "is" should be used as free service is given.

"Two months . ARE given" -- months is the subject of the verb; service is the object of the prepositional phrase.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372
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