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is or are? singular or plural?



customer
Italy

is or are? singular or plural?
 
Hello dear colleagues,
I�m marking some papers and I was wondering:
 
My favourite thing in my room IS my photos. 
 
What do you think? Is it correct? 
And if it isn�t, should I say
 
My favourite things in my room are my photos 
 
or 
 
My favourite thing in my room are my photos? 
 
Thanks for your help,
Chiara 

10 Feb 2020      



redcamarocruiser
United States

My favorite thing is sounds the best to me.

10 Feb 2020     



ben-deggoun
France

Hi there,
I assume its correct to say "my favourite thing is apples / books..." because your subject and the be-verb are in agreement.

10 Feb 2020     



customer
Italy

Thanks for your help,
good night from Italy
 

10 Feb 2020     



redcamarocruiser
United States

We do not say favourites things (may be a typo?). English does not decline adjectives to match noun declentions.
In this sentence since thing is the noun, we must say is in order to agree with the singular noun. The speaker was talking about her favorite thing, not her favorite things.

12 Feb 2020