Is this sentence grammatically correct?

Sentence: Domesticated maize and natural teosinte ARE gentically different.

I think I have it right, but Microsoft Word keeps saying the verb should be "is" instead of "are".

Which is correct?

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  • 9 years ago
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    I think MSW is confused by the compound subject. Additionally, I think your sentence would make more sense if you said:

    Domesticated maize is genetically different from natural teosinte

    You current sentences made me think you had forgotten to say to what they were genetically different.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I do believe you are correct. I am not sure when you would use "is" in that sentence structure.

    This is plural by the way. Maize and Teosinte are both plural forms.

  • 9 years ago

    Eggrolls is a plural hence why are eggrolls called eggrolls. Not why is eggrolls called eggrolls. You would not say "why is bicycles called bicycles?" It would be correct if I asked "why is an ecalled an eggroll?" But not why are eggrpolls.... But I did not ask a gramatical question. I was trying to find out what is the egg part of an eggroll?

    Source(s): English verbs.
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Using "is" doesn't make the sentence sound right, "are" makes much more sense.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    "are" is for plural. "is" is for singular. although it may sound wrong "is" MIGHT actually be corect

  • 9 years ago

    ARE

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