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Bruner
Poland

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Hello,
I have a question concerning grammar.
Could you help me?
Which is correct?
1. 100$ is given to her every week. 
2. 100$ are given to her every week.
 
Thanks in advance, 

5 May 2020      



savilla
Australia

Since dollar is a countable noun and dollars is plural: 
 
One hundred dollars are given to her every week. 
 

5 May 2020     



kwsp
United States

Hi! The book Understanding English Grammar has an excellent chapter on subject-verb agreement. It says that this instance is an irregularity, and that it takes a singular verb, so the answer should be "$100 is given to her every week." See the chart  below.
 

5 May 2020     



toldimkls
China

Both are correct. 1, If we talk about one 100$ note and 2, If we talk about 100 Dollars as a countable noun.

6 May 2020     



kwsp
United States

How does this sound?  
$100 (amount) is given to her every week. 
One hundred dollars (amount) is given to her every week. 
One hundred dollars (meaning one hundred one dollar bills/notes) are given to her every week. 
Bruner, perhaps you could make one of your wonderful sketchnotes to illustrate this!


 Edit: I found this on the Purdue University website. I hope it helps!

6 May 2020     



Bruner
Poland

Thank you very much!! Your help is invaluable;-)
 Of course , I will try to illustrate it!:-)

7 May 2020