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The structure "a plural noun + a plural be verb + a singular noun?"


I watch The Big Bang Theory series with English and Korean subtitles for my English learning.

And I found some grammatically interesting sentences in a few episodes of the show.

Here I will show them all:
The Big Bang Theory Season 2 Episode 03

Penny: When I was walking up those stairs, a fly flew in my mouth and I ate it!
Sheldon: Actually, insects are a dietary staple in many cultures.

The Big Bang Theory Season 2 Episode 19

Sheldon: Are you fertile?
A woman: What?
Sheldon: I'm trying to determine whether crying infants above my head are
a possibility.
The Big Bang Theory Season 3 Episode 06

Sheldon: That appears to be a football cocktail dress.
Leonard: It's the smallest size they had, except for the one for dogs.
I can't believe they had one for dogs.
Sheldon: Oh, yes. Canine football fans are a common sight in Texas.

I'm sure there's something I don't know about the grammar rule for this.
Since the above subjects are plural and the verbs "to be" are plural, shouldn't the complements (objects) be also plural?
I still can't understand why all the above complements are singular.
I've always been wondering about it, and now I have just posted it up.
Help me with this, please.

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    I agree with both comments above and I believe there are no rulles about this!
    I think the only rule is to just watch and listen to spoken English as much as u can!
    This way you yourself might even use these sentences unconsciously someday while if you just stick to the grammar books and stuff those would simply seem wrong to you!
    Keep watching! :) Hope I helped.

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