Which of these sentences is correct? (verb tense)

Which is correct please?

The characters' love for their hobbies is different.
The characters' love for their hobbies are different.

Thank you!

Comments

  • The sentence doesn't make sense, but only the version with is is grammatical.

    The SUBJECT is The characters' love for their subject — whatever that means.

    It' s a NOUN PHRASE built around the SINGULAR NOUN FORM love.

  • Thanks for you answer! Could you help me understand why it doesn't make sense?

    For example, this sentence makes sense, right?

    The characters' opinions are different

    Here the subject is "the characters' opinions", just like "the characters' love for their hobbies".

    In my original sentence, the meaning as I understand it is that each of the characters individually loves their hobbies, but in different ways

  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭
    edited March 22

    For example, this sentence makes sense, right?

    The characters' opinions are different

    Not really. Which characters? Different from what?

    each of the characters individually loves their hobbies, but in different ways

    If that's what you mean, you need to add the explanation

    from each other
    or
    each in their own way
    or
    in their different ways

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