Re: IS or ARE

Subject: Re: IS or ARE
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:01:12 +0800 (WST)

I agree with your first thought, John.

It's not like two apples are given to the customer--"Here's an apple! And here's another apple!" The thing that's given is a period of free service. The period is two months, though it could have been one month, or a month and a half. The free service is one thing even if your company were to have a burst of generosity and extend it to three months or one quarter or thirteen weeks .

So 'is' for me.

Stuart


On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 3:38 PM, John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

Hi, guys...quick question...

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.

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