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Is or Are?

Posted: 10 Jul 2016, 08:27
by dr50376272
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 ?

Re: Is or Are?

Posted: 10 Jul 2016, 08:35
by Joe
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.

Re: Is or Are?

Posted: 29 Jul 2019, 15:13
by Mrdaudiqbal
Is