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Jul 28 2009   3:00PM GMT

Grammar Quiz – Subject-verb agreement

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

24 hours _____ too long for the company to have to wait before resuming operations.
a. is
b. are

Answer: a

In this sentence, 24 hours is one unit of time. Use a singular verb.

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