Common mistake Now are (is) the time

Now are (is) the time - Did you mean is?

One of the most common mistakes in English grammar is the incorrect use of subject-verb agreement. In this case, we have the phrase "Now are the time," which should actually be "Now is the time."

This mistake often occurs because the plural noun "time" is mistakenly thought to require a plural verb. However, in this phrase, "time" is acting as a singular noun, so it requires a singular verb form like "is."

Incorrect: Now are the time.

Correct: Now is the time.

This mistake can also apply to other similar expressions, such as "Now is the chance" or "Now is the moment."

Using incorrect subject-verb agreement can make your sentences confusing or grammatically incorrect. To avoid this mistake, always make sure that the verb agrees with the subject in both number and person.

Remember, subject-verb agreement is an essential part of clear and correct English writing.

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Now are (is) the time mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Now are the time.

    Now is the time.

  • Correct:
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