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Is the sentence right?

 
 
Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 01:21 am
I met a sentence
"Three weeks was allowed for making the necessary preparations. " I want to know why the predict verb uses the singular form but not the plural.Thank you!

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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 06:51 am
In this sentence, "three weeks" is considered to be one unit of time.

One hour is needed . . .

Three minutes is needed . . .

Four months is needed . . .

But no one would be upset if you used "are".

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