"Skills is a bare necessity" or "are bare necessities"

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"Skills is a bare necessity" or "are bare necessities"

Postby smashingdude » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:25 pm

Hey everyone,

This is my first post, so everyone HI {-:

I am trying to write an official letter, and need to make sure the grammar is correct. I need help with this sentence:

"academic excellence along with interpersonal skills is a bare necessity"

Is this sentence grammatically correct? Or should it be "are bare necessities" instead of "is a bare necessity"

Thanks

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Re: "Skills is a bare necessity" or "are bare necessities"

Postby Alan » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:37 am

Welcome to the forum!

The first sentence is correct (the subject is singular).


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