A huge advantage is/are

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Fbohn21

Senior Member
Deutsch
Hello.


I am wondering about this sentence:

“A huge advantage is (are) our extended opening hours.

I think it has to be “is” because of “Advantage” which is singular.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    That’s right. In effect, you’re saying: One huge advantage is our extended opening hours.

    If it were written the other way round it would be clear that a plural verb was needed, but then the emphasis/meaning would be quite different: Our extended opening hours are a huge advantage.
     
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