Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

19 Aug


Classic comfort food.


This is one of America's favorite dishes; but are they separate (two things), or are they a single thing…one dish?


So…should you say, "Mashed potatoes and gravy ARE my favorite," or "Mashed potatoes and gravy IS my favorite."?


If you consider that mashed potatoes & gravy is a single dish — not two separate, distinct items — you must vote for "is".


And you would be right!  "Ham & eggs"…another matter for another day.


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