singular or plural


Fruits and Vegetables have...

or Fruits and vegetables has...

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Bite after bite, fruits and vegetables have the 'in-fact power' and potential to turn you from an average duck to a beautiful, hunky-dory, life of the party, star-of-the-lake swan.
asked Nov 02 '12 at 18:32 Sam Paris New member

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Have is correct number for the verb. You have a compound subject connected with 'and', which makes the subject plural. In addition, each of the subject nouns are plural and would dictate a plural verb.

link answered Nov 02 '12 at 19:00 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Excellent Lewis; thank you!

Sam ParisNov 03 '12 at 14:48

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