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Question for the week
When is it correct to use towards?
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Paul, retired in Florida, asks...
The dues for the coming year is $95. The dues for the coming year are $95. I believe the correct sentence is "are".
Anne answers...
You are right. The dues are $95, because dues is a plural noun requiring a plural verb. I hope the dues are acceptable to you.
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