date and time has been fixed or have been fixed??

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Sajjad_Ahmed, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Sajjad_Ahmed Member

    Bengali
    Which one is correct?

    Date and time has been fixed for the meeting
    or
    Date and time has been fixed for the meeting
     
  2. dojibear Senior Member

    Fresno CA
    English - Northeast US
    You probably typed something wrong. The two sentences are identical.
     
  3. Sajjad_Ahmed Member

    Bengali
    Sorry!

    Date and time has been fixed for the meeting
    or
    Date and time have been fixed for the meeting
     
  4. Lun-14

    Lun-14 Senior Member

    Hindi
    Neither is correct.
    Sorry
     
  5. dojibear Senior Member

    Fresno CA
    English - Northeast US
    You need "The date and time" or "The date and the time". You can't omit the article (a/an/the) in this sentence.

    Since "date" and "time" are two things, it is correct to use "have been".

    Some people consider "The date and time" as a single thing: it is one specific meeting start time, but to express it you must state both the time of day and the date. So some people will write "The date and time has been fixed", and that is acceptable in American English (AE).

    I do not know if it is acceptable in BE, IE, AuE (British, Indian, Australian English), each of which is a bit different.
     

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