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Singular or plural subject? [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2004, 08:04
"Developing television programs is/are thriving..."
In the above sentence, is "Developing television programs" singular
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2004, 14:06
"Developing" is an action verb (gerund) and hecne acts as a noun.
So, "Developing television programs is thriving..."

To read more:
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/verbs.htm
http://www.bartleby.com/64/C001/028.html
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2004, 14:22
Surely singular.
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