When subject is singular but predicate is plural


I may be using the word predicate incorrectly (as I forget a lot of grammar terms) but how would you say this sentence?


"A perfect metaphor for this is three rivers intertwining."


Using "is" just sounds wrong to me as I feel the need to say: "are three rivers..."

But it also sounds wrong to me to say: "A perfect metaphor are..."

singular plural asked Mar 08 '13 at 21:02 Brenner New member

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"life is like three rivers intertwining" is NOT a metaphor...it is a simile

link comment answered Mar 25 '13 at 06:49 MeetJoeAsian New member

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