When using this technique, the document or segments of a document is/are viewed as plain text.
Should I use is or are in this sentence?
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When a subject is made up of two items joined with or (either...or...) we use a singular verb if the last item is singular (a plural verb is sometimes used in informal English ) and a plural verb if the last item is plural.
Either a station or a cinema is (are informal) a good place to meet. The President or his representatives are to attend the meeting. When using this technique, the document or segments of a document are viewed as plain text.
If the last item is singular and previous item plural,we can use either a singular or plural verb.
Either the teachers or the principal are /is to blame for the accident.