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What's proper, that's where he and herb are, or that's where he and herb is

asked Jul 28 '13 at 20:37 wayne Tyrone New member

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'He and Herb' (proper nouns are capitalized) is a compound subject and will take a plural verb.

 

That's where he and herb are.

link comment answered Jul 28 '13 at 21:14 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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I agree with Lewis.  If you are uncertain, just replace the compound subject with a pronoun.  In this case, 'he and Herb' will be replaced by 'they', and once you get this right, it is easy to agree it with 'are'.

link comment answered Jul 29 '13 at 06:43 Ahmad Barnard Expert

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