English Grammar question
Mar 20, 2006 at 9:05 PM Post #2 of 110

chadbang

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Every rule I know would tell me "B." I hope this isn't a trick question.
 
Mar 20, 2006 at 9:40 PM Post #3 of 110

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I say the first one, but who the **** knows.
 
Mar 20, 2006 at 9:48 PM Post #7 of 110

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You edited your post when I pressed the Quote button!
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Mar 20, 2006 at 9:53 PM Post #9 of 110

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Zorander
You edited your post when I pressed the Quote button!
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I know ... it's got me thinking.

Americanism? (like - you don't got one - I've heard that said)

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Mar 20, 2006 at 9:57 PM Post #10 of 110

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Okay, grammar is pretty definite. Here's the definitive answer.

'To Be' is a linking verb, expressing identity.

Reverse the sequence to see what the subject is:

"The length and width [prep. phrase - doesn't count: of this card] are what?"

The subject is plural: so too is the verb.
 

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