Your hard work and dedication is

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I wonder if this sentence is correct?

"Your hard work and dedication is commendable"

Is the word is correct here?

Thank you
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    'Is' would be quite common in this position: hard work and dedication can be thought of as two aspects of the same thing. You can say it either way.


    Senior Member
    English - US
    I agree with Egmont. In AE, we would use only are here. I'm surprised to learn that "is" would be possible in BE.
    I agree with entangledbank. The two things can be thought of as going hand in hand as one thing.


    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I must admit as a BE speaker I would probably say "is" here as sounding more natural, although strictly speaking "are" is grammatically more correct.
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