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    Question One In Ten

    "One in ten Americans is/are unemployed."

    Should it be "is" (singular) or "are" (plural)?

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    Default Re: One In Ten

    Not a teacher.

    One is unemployed.

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    Default Re: One In Ten

    Both singular and plural verbs are possible in British English

    "One in ten Americans is unemployed."
    "One in ten Americans are unemployed."

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