Look at this sentence please:
The warmth and love he enjoyed from his family was constrasted to the cold and indifferent manners of his girlfriend.
Can I use "is" here or it is necessary to say "ARE contrasted"?
Most Helpful Guy
Count the number of subjects at the start. In this case there are two, so plural applies. The correct word is "are".
"The warmth and love... are in contrast..." for example.
Another way to look at it is change the subject to "They are... in contrast..."
If it was just the word "Love", it would become "It is... in contrast..0