Germany and specifically Berlin <is/are>

heatley

New Member
English - US
Hi.

I am wondering how to write this correctly:

- Germany and specifically Berlin is the right place to start...
- Germany and specifically Berlin are the right places to start...

Thank you.
 
  • wondersilvia

    Senior Member
    Argentinean Spanish
    Hi.

    I am wondering how to write this correctly:

    - Germany and specifically Berlin is the right place to start...
    - Germany and specifically Berlin are the right places to start...
    You are talking about one place... you may see it more clear this way:
    Germany, specifically Berlin, is the right place to start...
     
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    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I am wondering how to write this correctly:

    - Germany and specifically Berlin is the right place to start...
    - Germany and specifically Berlin are the right places to start...
    Welcome to the forum!

    Since you're not talking about two different places, you don't want the plural "are", so the first version's better. I would, however, use commas to sent off that phrase:

    Germany, and specifically Berlin, is the right place . . .
     
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