Is this correct: This is John and his classmates.
The question is, what is (are) the subject here?
Answer: John and his classmates (plural)
When the coordinating conjunction "and" joins two equal elements, use the plural verb . Therefore, the correct sentence is as follows:
This is John, and these are his classmates.
These are John and his classmates.
I prefer the first because "These are John..." sounds a bit awkward.
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