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Jun 26 2008   3:27AM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business — is, are

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

Jeff Bezos, as well as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, _____ going to be at the conference.
a. is
b. are

Correct answer: a


Even though there are three speakers in the sentence, the modifying phrase contained within commas is not part of the grammatical subject. Jeff Bezos is the subject of the sentence. A singular subject requires a singular verb.

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