Grammar Question

Max   Saturday, April 24, 2004, 02:43 GMT
Below is/are the list.

1) Pencil.
2) Pen.
3) Ink.

Which is correct for the above sentence should it be is or are. Clarification is very much appreciated.
Steve   Saturday, April 24, 2004, 02:57 GMT
It should be ''is'' because ''list'' is a singular. You're talking about the ''list'' not the things on it in that sentence.
Henry   Saturday, April 24, 2004, 05:33 GMT
To: Steve

You're a criticiser. Perhaps Max forgot to type the who question.

Below is/are the list/s. "is" in sing. & "are" in pl.
General_Ricardo   Saturday, April 24, 2004, 08:52 GMT
You're a criticiser. Steve is a 100% correct.
Abraham   Wednesday, April 28, 2004, 22:02 GMT
Which is correct:

"As long as I continue to study, I will get good grades."

"So long as I continue to study, I will get good grades."

(Someone told me that to use "as long as" was incorrect in that context. I was wondering if that was true. If it is true, that it is in correct, is there a way you can use "as long as" correctly in any instances other than similies?)
mjd   Wednesday, April 28, 2004, 22:26 GMT
In modern American English the two are interchangeable.

Another instance in which "as long as" could be used with a completely different meaning could be with respect to length:

"The red line is as long as the blue line. They're both two meters in length."

The more common way to say this would be "the red line is JUST as long as the blue line", but there is nothing wrong with simply using "as long as."