And the Answer Is "Is?"

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And the Answer Is "Is?"

Post by oursilverstrands » Fri May 04, 2018 3:12 pm

Jan, The answer is somewhere among the archives, but it's quicker to pose the question here.

I used "is" in the following sentence even though "insurance companies are plural. Am I correct? :D

One reason is the insurance companies who followed Medicare’s lead in determining the cost of an office visit.

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Re: And the Answer Is "Is?"

Post by itsjoanne » Fri May 04, 2018 3:41 pm

Is IS correct, because the subject of your sentence is actually "reason," not "insurance companies." :)
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Re: And the Answer Is "Is?"

Post by oursilverstrands » Fri May 04, 2018 3:50 pm

Thanks, Joanne. After so many years with Faithwriters and not so few articles, you would think I should trust my instincts and what's left of my memory. :D Still, it helps to get validation.



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