Enjoying what we choose to do and keeping working hard <is> crucial ...

j29682896

Senior Member
Taiwan - Mandarin Chinese
Hi everyone

I read a sentence "Enjoying what we choose to do and keeping working hard is crucial to all of us."

I think the be verb here should be "are" but I am not sure. Please help me. Thank you.
 
  • j29682896

    Senior Member
    Taiwan - Mandarin Chinese
    Thank you for your reply, Glasguensis. Can you explain a bit further when I should use is and when I should use are. Thank you.
     

    Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    The key point is whether the two things linked by “and” can be considered as a single whole. In your example I believe they can, so is can be used. On the other hand we can also consider them to be separate, so are can be used.

    Apples and bananas are good for you
    Strawberries and cream is delicious
     
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