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"It is" or "it are"

Does it always agree with a singular verb? For example, does one say (i) or rather (ii)? (i) It is the birds he is chasing away. (ii) It are the birds he is chasing away.
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A pair of scissors are or is

A pair of scissors is or are? which one? My teacher at lyceum said that it is are but I want to make sure.
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"Who is Lisa friends with?" or "Who are Lisa friends with?"

Is it correct to ask Who is Lisa friends with? or should it be Who are Lisa friends with?
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either + singular + 'have' or 'has'?

Is it legal to use has in the following question? Would you tell me please whether either my friend Joey or me has to visit the manager tomorrow? Or, instead, should I use have rather than has?
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"A variety" singular or plural

A variety of pleasant items in the shop attract [plural] everybody. A variety of animals are kept at the zoo. A wide variety of dishes is essential for a successful restaurant. A variety/range ...
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"Half of the" vs "half of"

Over half of the domestic flights were delayed because of bad weather condition. Over half of domestic flights were delayed because of bad weather condition. First, Is there any difference b/w the ...
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"Comparing these stories is/are lazy": "is lazy" or "are lazy"?

Am I talking about the gerund or the stories? Should I use is or are after the word lazy?
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Does this sentence follow the rule subject verb agreement? [closed]

"Let the rain come down." This sentence is part of the song.
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What is the "s" at the end of some words and where does it go when talking about multiples?

I just recently wrote a sentence to a client, then had to correct the sentence and wondered about one of the words. I wrote the sentence: Any Sunday in September works Then I realized I could ...