"Our content is all about geography articles" or "our content are all about geography articles"?

Which one is correct?

I thought the second one is but when I type it, the Grammarly tells me it's wrong and should change are to is, but why? How can is + articles works?

  • Would you mind telling us where your question is from? I think your phrases are slightly forced, and they might not be what you are trying to say. – Toby Mak Oct 27 '19 at 11:12

The verb needs to agree with the subject of the sentence. The subject of your sentence is "our content", which is singular. So, the verb should be singular: "is".

The verb does not need to agree with an object or with a subject complement. In your sentence, "all about geography articles" is the subject complement. "Geography articles" is the object of "about".

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  • Oh, thanks. BTW, content can only be used as a singular noun, right? – AGamePlayer Oct 27 '19 at 11:03
  • @AGamePlayer Right. – Ben Kovitz Oct 27 '19 at 11:59
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    @BenKovitz In the context of the question you are, of course, correct. One does not speak of "the contents" of a course of study or an article but can speak of "the contents" of a book, a magazine, a box or other container. For example "The contents of this suitcase are my clothes and personal effects" is perfectly correct t. – BoldBen Oct 27 '19 at 12:21
  • @BoldBen Thanks! – AGamePlayer Oct 27 '19 at 14:51

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