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singular versus plural verb conjugation

Gay-Lynn-B

Gay-Lynn-B

Why is the following verb, to be, in the 3rd person singular (not plural)? Das ist beides im Zentrum.  German Lesson 3.3
sfpugh

sfpugh

It's a bit weird,  "beides" is singular.
beide refers to two people or two of the same thing.
Beides refers to two different objects or two actions or activities
Beide sind
Beides ist

There is a video about it here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb03gtUP0oc
 
Gay-Lynn-B

Gay-Lynn-B

sfpuch,

Thank you very much. 

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