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Which one is correct?

  • Our topic for today is games.
  • Our topic for today is about games.
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    But, I would just say Game is our topic today. Jan 26, 2017 at 9:57
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    So, Our topic for today is games is correct?
    – Zakiya
    Jan 26, 2017 at 9:59
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    For your question, yes, it's correct. But it doesn't sound right for me, probably because you pair is, which is singular, with games, which is plural. Jan 26, 2017 at 10:01
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    The subject is singular so I used IS :)
    – Zakiya
    Jan 26, 2017 at 10:04
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    Definitely the first one. If you write it like this, it will be much clearer: Our topic, for today, is, "Games." It's because you had used the word topic and so the reader is expecting you to name the topic ("Games"), and not only describe what the topic will be ("about games"). Jan 26, 2017 at 10:10

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Definitely the first one.

If you write it like this, it will be much clearer:

Our topic, for today, is, "Games."

It's because you had used the word "topic" and so the reader is expecting you to not only to describe the topic ("about games"), but to actually name the topic ("Games").

Meanwhile, if you had written:

Our discussion, for today, is about games.

Then, I would definitely see an argument for including "about."

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Your topic is something, because topic means "a subject of conversation or discussion". Your discussion, lesson, book, etc. is about something because that is what its topic is. As you can see in Google Ngrams, in books, "topic is the" is far more common than "topic is about the".

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