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Who _____ that handsome Young man and his friend?

1)is

2)was

3)had been

4)are

5)has been

which one should I use and why? Thank you.

I Think number 1 is the correct one. The word 'that' made me come to this conclusion.

  • You should say which one you think is correct, and why you think it might not be! – Ahmad Feb 27 '16 at 18:45
  • I Think number 1 is the correct one. The word 'that' made me come to this conclusion. – user30706 Feb 27 '16 at 18:48
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    Any of these can be correct, depending on the context. Please edit your post to explain the situation you are trying to describe, and what you believe the correct answer is and why. – choster Feb 27 '16 at 18:59
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Who _____ that handsome Young man and his friend?

"that handsome Young man and his friend" are two persons then you need a plural verb. (4) "are" or (3) "had been" are correct.

When you see "and" between two single nouns, it makes them plural.

Sara and Nima are good people.

That man and this woman are engaged.

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