"Is" or "are?"


Regarding the below sentence, I'm trying to be sure that the bolded "are" is the correct usage. MS Word is highlighting it and suggesting "is." Would be grateful to know which is correct and why. Thanks in advance!


At the same time, Ramano says that we are already locked in on a scenario in which there are not enough working Americans to support the growing number of aging Americans. 

asked Jan 28 '13 at 21:07 Vonne Andring New member

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The use of "are" in this instance is correct, for the subject "working Americans" is plural, and thus the assiciated verb should be as well.

I suggest changing "locked in on" to either "locked in to" or simply "locked in." (but that is purely a style choice, and not a grammatical error.)

link answered Jan 29 '13 at 05:04 Tony Proano Expert

Thank you!

Vonne AndringJan 30 '13 at 05:39

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