jazzbrat wrote:Today, I had a grammar headache. I wrote on a students work "Your grammar and spelling is very good". Then I backtracked, and changed it to "are". Then I faintly recalled being taught that it was indeed "is" by a grammar book.
So, is it "Your spelling and grammar is very good"
"Your spelling and grammar are very good"
I think it should be 'is'.
matthau wrote:There is milk and butter ... .
There are carrots and butter ...
- the proximity rule works.
But: Milk and butter are essential products.
Because 'milk' and 'butter' are two independent entities.
Cf.: Fish and chips is my favourite dish.
'Fish and chips' is understood as a single whole.
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