Every door and window __ securely locked after service.
a) is b) are
The answer is decidedly ‘is’.
When the word ‘every’ or ‘each’ precedes a noun, it should be in singular form.
Ergo, it should be:
Every door and window IS securely locked after service.
Very importantly, the noun it precedes must always be in singular, for examples:
Every woman, not Every women;
Every girl, not Every girls etc.
Intriguingly enough, see this;
There is go-slow in Oshodi.❌
There is a traffic jam in Oshodi. ✔
There is a snarl-up in Oshodi. ✔
In regard to standard English, GO-SLOW has no denotation, allusion or ascription to traffic/snarl.
In literal terms, GO-SLOW — the equivalent of SLOW-DOWN in American English — is an industrial action.
It is a protest that workers make by downing their tools, or doing their work more slowly than usual, to wittingly hurt the profit of their employers.
See another poser:
Let’s share the grace before eating. ❌
Let’s SAY GRACE before eating. ✔️
You should read: 99 THINGS TO DO LIST BEFORE CONVOCATION AS AN OAU STUDENT
Also…Take note, please.
…in Jesus name.✖
…in Jesus’ name.✔
…in Jesus’s name.✔
Have a wonderful day!