1. Online classes are not a good medium of education.
  2. Online classes is not a good medium of education.

Given that this is the only context available. I don't know why but I think #2 is correct in this case, since we are probably talking about the concept of “online classes”, but I am not sure since it could also be #1 because of the fact that it has a plural noun, i.e., “online classes”. Which sentence is correct? Also if #2 is correct, should we put online classes in inverted commas?

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    Classes are plural. The medium of online classes is singular. The second sentence needs to be rewritten. Commented Oct 8, 2020 at 7:53
  • Thank you @MichaelHarvey, which one is correct out of the two? And how can #2 be rewritten? Commented Oct 8, 2020 at 8:59

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The #1 sentence is the right one, because classes are plural so you must use ARE .

If you want to use the #2 sentence you need to rewrite your answer in the singular form:

An online class is not a good medium of education.

And usually you use inverted commas for the direct speech so you don't need to use them in the second sentence

Hope this helped.

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