# Thread: One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

1. ## One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

1. One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

2. One percent of 1000 people is /are attending the meeting.

(I think 'is' and 'are' are)

2. ## Re: One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

Originally Posted by wotcha
1. One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

2. One percent of 1000 people is /are attending the meeting.

(I think 'is' and 'are' are)
Why do you think that there is a difference between the two sentences? The number of attendees and the percentage attending are not important.

3. ## Re: One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

Originally Posted by wotcha
1. One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

2. One percent of 1000 people is /are attending the meeting.
Whichever you decide, these are unnatural utterances.

4. ## Re: One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

Originally Posted by 5jj
Whichever you decide, these are unnatural utterances.

I know. Actually one of my students asked me this question a few days ago.

5. ## Re: One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

As Gilnetter said, a percentage is a percentage; and as 5jj said, both sentences are unnatural.

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6. ## Re: One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

So in both sentences is or are correct?
but in sentence (1) 100 people & (2) 1000 and both should (are)

Thanks

7. ## Re: One percent of 100 people is/are attending the meeting.

Originally Posted by Anwar1973
So in both sentences is or are correct?
but in sentence (1) 100 people & (2) 1000 and both should (are)