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Is or Are?

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Linking Verbs

Linking verbs connect subjects with nouns, pronouns, or adjectives.

Linking verbs can either be plural or singular and they must agrees with the subject of the sentence.

Singular Linking Verbs

When the subject is singular, the linking verb must be singular too. Is and was are singular linking verbs.

"He is a good drummer."

"He was my best friend."

Plural Linking Verbs

When the subject is plural the linking verb must also be plural. Are and were are plural linking verbs.

"They are Italian."

"We were just talking about you."

Note: You always takes the plural form.

Link: I am used to (something)


  • That ___ difficult.

  • Where ___ you?

  • We ___ too tired to come.

  • Who ___ that guy talking to us earlier?

  • ___ there any mistakes in the report?

  • ___ there a problem with my homework?

  • How many people ___ at the game?

  • It ___ the dogs barking.

  • ___ they your fiends?

  • It ___ no trouble for me.