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    There is/are a host of reasons.

    Which is correct: "is" or "are"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    There is/are a host of reasons.

    Which is correct: "is" or "are"?

    Thanks!
    Is "a host" singular or plural? See if that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Is "a host" singular or plural? See if that helps.
    "Host" is singular -- that much I know -- but I read the sentence "There are a host of reasons." in an online newspaper article, which prompted me to start this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "Host" is singular -- that much I know -- but I read the sentence "There are a host of reasons." in an online newspaper article, which prompted me to start this thread.
    Strictly speaking I suppose it should be "is" singular, but "are" doesn't look or sound wrong.

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