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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 03:22 am
1. Do you think my shorts is/are dirty?
2. Which is/are dirtier, my shorts or my shirt?
3. Which is/are dirtier, my shirt or my shorts?

My answers: 1. are 2. are 3. is

Are they correct?

Many thanks.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 03:43 am
I would use "are" in all three sentences, although i can't say why. Perhaps because it is too early in the morning for me.
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contrex
 
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 12:11 pm
@tanguatlay,
1. Do you think my shorts is/are dirty? - are

2. Which is/are dirtier, my shorts or my shirt? - are
(Are my shorts dirtier than my shirt [is]?)

3. Which is/are dirtier, my shirt or my shorts? - is
(Is my shirt dirtier than my shorts [are]?)
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 12:36 pm
@contrex,
Many thanks, Setanta and Contrex.


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