Verb to be: singular or plural?

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Verb to be: singular or plural?

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Dear Professor,

"Being good teachers is not an easy task." Where is the subject here? Is the verb correct? I was confused to read it on the Internet.

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Re: Verb to be: singular or plural?

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The subject is the gerund 'being', although the sentence would be more naturally phrased "Being a good teacher...".
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