Is or Are-
I hope this didn't post twice! I'm asking again anyway. It's driving me nuts. Which sentence is correct? "Good written and verbal communications skills is a must." OR "Good written and verbal communication skills are a must."
"Good written and verbal communicative skills are a must." I have changed communication to communicative skills. Here is my explanation as defined in the Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 2003
com • mu • ni • ca • tive
BrE / kəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv /
NAmE / kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtɪv /
1 willing to talk and give information to other people
I don't find him very communicative.
2 connected with the ability to communicate in a language, especially a foreign language
communicative / B kmjunktv / A adjective *
1 willing to tell things to other people 2 relating to the ability to communicate
|link comment||answered May 16 '13 at 07:58 sanjay Expert|
"Good written and verbal communication skills are a must." is the correct sentence.
To determine when to add "is" or "are" is by seeing if the suject is plural or singular.
Communication skills are plural in this sentence. "Are" is plural and "is" is singular.
Plural meaning more then one "skill," which is stated as skills.
If it was singular it would just be one subject, like skill without the "s".
|link comment||answered May 17 '13 at 15:42 brandon helling New member|
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