Which verb to use on a menu
While dining out, my husband argued that a menu item used the word "is" where "are" should have been written. The menu stated: **Substitution** Onion rings for French Fries is $1 extra. He thinks it should be written: **Substitution** Onion rings for French Fries are $1 extra.
I believe the subject is "substitution" and "is" can be used in this case without calling in the grammatical police.
What do you think?
I agree with you that 'is' is correct, but correct grammar on a menu is not a high priority. If this sentence were fleshed out, it would read:
[The] substitution [of] Onion rings for French Fries is $1 extra.
I would have written:
Substitute onion rings for French fries for $1.
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