I'm having a little trouble deciding on whether or not it is "are" or "is" that should be used in this sentence. So I'm giving the grammer-nazi's a little time to shine (Nothing negative, apologize for misunderstandings).
Anyway here we go:
Ellie’s excessive swearing, as well as her incoherent and fragmented thoughts "are/is" further proof of the short story.......
I wrote the sentence with "are" because there are multiple thoughts and such, but Word 2007 is correcting it to "is", can anyone help me out here?