Shouldn't plurality of "lo mismo" match plurality of "son"?

Elaine

Kwiziq community member

11 February 2019

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Shouldn't plurality of "lo mismo" match plurality of "son"?

In the kwiz, the sentence is: "La matemática y la aritmética no son lo mismo." I understand that we use "lo mismo" when discussing an abstract idea, but in this case, does the phrase have to match the compound subject and verb, los mismos

This question relates to:
Spanish lesson "Using definite articles + mismo to say "the same""

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

12 February 2019

12/02/19

Hola Elaine

When referring to being "the same idea" you can still find the verb conjugated in the they form but have "lo mismo" after. In this case, the translation is very literal " Las matemáticas y la aritmética no son lo mismo" -> "Maths and aritmetic are not the same thing (not: the same things) 

I hope this helps

Inma

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