RE: IS or ARE

Subject: RE: IS or ARE
From: "Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)" <sjanoff -at- celgene -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>, "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:40:03 -0700

Just curious if this would be legitimate (not sure if it would help John) -- maybe the possessive removes the prepositional phrase so you can use "is"? (I was not an English major, sorry):

"Two months' free service is given to a current customer."

Thanks,

Steve

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Subject: Re: IS or ARE

John said

"Two months of free service is given to a current customer

or

Two months of free service are given to a current customer"

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Definitely "are". Take out the prepositional phrase and read it. But
yeah--would read better w/o the passive voice.

c

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References:
IS or ARE: From: John Posada
RE: IS or ARE: From: Combs, Richard
Re: IS or ARE: From: Chris Morton
Re: IS or ARE: From: kafkascampi

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