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What is correct to say in the following case? :

My shoes are something I need for..

Or

My shoes is something I need for..

Is one of these sentences wrong grammatically or are they both correct, and why?

Thanks in advance!

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In English you always use/say are after a plural subject.

In this case the subject is my shoes and it can be replaced by they instead of it. So with a plural subject, are conjugation is used.


See ECEnglish.com: Is or Are?

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Here you need to use "My shoes are" because "shoes" is plural.

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A linking verb (are) always follows up with its subject. Whenever there is a decision to make whether to use is or are, always look at the noun. If the noun is singular or plural or there is more than one noun.
Eg:

Joe's favorite dessert is blueberry muffins.

Blueberry muffins are Joe's favorite dessert.

Similarly, if the subject is My shoes (which is plural), the correct usage will be : My shoes are something I need for..

If the subject is a pair of shoes which is singular. In this case, the correct usage will be : A pair of shoes is something I need for..

Subject-Verb Agreement

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