Bread and butter is/are my favourite breakfast.

< Previous | Next >

KYC

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hello:
I have a question.
Could you help me?
Butter and bread is my favorite breakfast.
I wonder why is not are in the sentence.
May I say
Butter and bread are my favorite breakfast.?
If not, could you please clarify it for me?
Thanks a lot!
 
  • KYC

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    Thanks for both of your clarifications.

    Your replies let me think of a related question.
    What is the answer if I say:
    The bread and the butter is/ are my favorite breakfast.
    Could you please answer it for me?
    Thanks a lot!
     

    sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    You would not say "The bread and the butter is/are my favourite breakfast" unless you were referring to specific types of bread and butter already mentioned.

    "Bread and butter is my favourite breakfast." :tick:
    "Bread and butter are my favourite breakfast." :cross:
     

    KYC

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    Thanks for sound shift's clarification.
    So if I went to a supermarket , I would like to buy specific types of food.(two types)
    I should say
    The bread and the butter are my favorite.
    Do I grasp it? Could you please confirm it for me?
    Thanks a lot!
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top