Hello, 

I have question regarding singular and plural verbs and adverbs.

In these example sentences, does listing two singular nouns make the verb/adverb singular or plural? Alternatively one singular and one plural.

"A beautiful glass ceiling and an impressive food menu make/s this a unique place to eat. "

"Inside, a pewter bar and unlimited snacksawait/s. 

 

Thanks!

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jc posted:
"A beautiful glass ceiling and an impressive food menu make/s this a unique place to eat. "

"Inside, a pewter bar and unlimited snacksawait/s.

Hello, JC, and welcome to the grammar exchange.

Each sentence has a compound subject replaceable by they, so a plural verb is needed in each case: "make" and "await."

When a compound subject forms a single entity from a semantic standpoint, a singular verb is used: "Macaroni and cheese is his favorite dish."

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