Re: IS or ARE

Subject: Re: IS or ARE
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:09:17 -0700

This is where I was coming from earlier. I had thought *n* months modifies
the free service.

Nice question!

> Chris

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>wrote:

> 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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