Overheard: Word of the Day

Jun 30 2008   12:17PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business, June 30

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

Time Warner Cable, as well as Comcast, _____ experimenting with placing monthly limits on subscribers’ online activity.
a. is
b. are

Answer: a

Explanation:

When looking for the subject of the sentence, ignore anything contained within commas. Time Warner Cable is the subject of the sentence.  It is a singular subject and requires a singular verb.

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