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Postby Sang-heui, Kim » Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:17 am

Hi, Alan...

I'd like to ask about "agreement".

"8 tons of water are needed."
"8 tons of water is needed."

Which is correct?

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Postby Alan » Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:07 pm

'Are' would be formal standard, although informally the singular
could occur.
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