Re: IS or ARE

Subject: Re: IS or ARE
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:04:47 -0700

I read "quick question" as "trick question." It does seem like a trick question because "service" is not "are given," while grammatically, "two months are given," but the passive voice messes up the sentence. Too bad you're stuck with that. I would change to "A current customer receives two months of free service." That rewrite is better for grammar and for marketing because it puts the customer first rather than placing the provider of service first.

Lauren


On 7/24/2012 3:38 PM, John Posada 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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