Is or Are?

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Is or Are?

Unread post by dr50376272 » 10 Jul 2016, 08:27

1. Choose between: is/are

Antiviral therapy with acyclorir or with one of the longer acting anti-HSV medications __________ most effective in decreasing the pain and duration of symptoms.

‘with acyclorir or with one of the longer acting anti-HSV medications ‘ acts as a prepositional phrase. We can test this by looking at the sentence without this phrase.

Antiviral therapy is most effective in decreasing the pain and duration of symptoms.

Therefore the answer is ?

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Re: Is or Are?

Unread post by Joe » 10 Jul 2016, 08:35

As I understand it, the basic sentence is:

Antiviral therapy __________ most effective in decreasing the pain and duration of symptoms.


And the verb should therefore be IS:

Antiviral therapy with acyclorir or with one of the longer acting anti-HSV medications IS most effective in decreasing the pain and duration of symptoms.
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Re: Is or Are?

Unread post by Mrdaudiqbal » 29 Jul 2019, 15:13

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