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Should I use is or are?, Personally I think the correct answer is using is but I have a little doubt in my mind. Can someone help me out? Thank you

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  • hi! Welcome to ELL! This is not the right place to get your homework done, so please do some reasearch by yourself and edit your question if you still have some doubt.
    – Liiuc
    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:29
  • I've already done some research and searching, but I still have a little doubt in my mind, that's why I asked a question in ELL.Btw thanks for replying
    – blacklotus
    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:34
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    Many dictionaries will tell you whether a noun is countable or uncountable. Uncountable nouns have singular agreement (is). Many uncountable nouns can also be treated as countable (with a different shade of meaning), though often this is less common. "Uncountable" (or [U] in the dictionary's abbreviation) is the only verdict given for "furniture" by Cambridge, for example ( dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/furniture ), and Lexico calls it a "mass noun" (which means the same thing as "uncountable") ( lexico.com/definition/furniture ).
    – rjpond
    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:41

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Grammatically, furniture should be treated as singular; it is an uncountable noun. Thus, “The furniture here is provided by IKEA.”. One does not say “The whole furniture...”; if one is referring to multiple items of furniture as a collection, it is usual to say “All of the furniture...”, and still use the singular form for the verb.

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  • Thank you for your explanation.
    – blacklotus
    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:35

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