Could you help me explain these following sentences 1. Over a billion dollars a year is spent on different kinds of cold medicine every year. 2. Millions of dollars are spent on Vitamin C every year. I thought the subject in #1 sentence was in the plural somehow
Nov 6, 2017 2:20 PM
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Sentence 1 is correct. The subject, "Over a billion dollars', is a specific SUM OF MONEY. This is a singular concept, hence the singular verb.
November 6, 2017
Yes, you are correct, the subject of the first sentence ("dollars") is plural. So it should be "Over a billion dollars a year are spent..."
November 6, 2017
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