Learn English – The holidays are a good time to be with family

grammargrammaticality

is the phrase grammatically correct? or should I say "The holidays are good times…" ? can we use "a" after "are" ?

Best Answer

The sentence is grammatical, and there’s no reason why are cannot be followed by a. Whether you write ‘The holidays are a good time . . .’ or ‘The holidays are good times . . .’ depends on what you’re trying to say. If you’re referring to Christmas, then the first is probably what you want. The second would be unusual. If you wanted to talk about holidays in general, then it would be ‘Holidays are good times . . .’