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According to a recent poll, owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults, like that of earlier generations.

I already saw this question earlier in the forum but i have a doubt which is not explained in the earlier post.
"owning and living" . two singular nouns connected by "and" so the verb "is'" correct here. please explain.
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10 Mar 2012, 03:30
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According to a recent poll, owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults, like that of earlier generations.

I already saw this question earlier in the forum but i have a doubt which is not explained in the earlier post.
"owning and living" . two singular nouns connected by "and" so the verb "is'" correct here. please explain.

Good question. owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is the subject here..also see "a goal" and not "the goals"...
what if we turn the sentence
A goal of a majority of young adults is to own and to live in a freestanding house on its own land.
also, long phrases are always singular...i.e owning and .........

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