How should I use the verb in a case where I am refering to the plural but am finishing the sentence in singular?
Other ideas is for instance to take the bike.
Other ideas are for instance to take the bike.
Which is correct?
I can of course rephrase the sentence to something like:
Another idea is for instance to take the bike.
But the first-mentioned examples do tell the reader that more than just one other idea do exist, and that we just only tell one example among them. The latter example does not directly contain a clue for the reader as to the fact that there are more than just this one idea.
Is one of the first-mentioned versions possible?