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    #1

    Half of the population is/are left-handed.

    1. Half of the population is left handed.

    2. Half of the population are left handed.

    3. Half of the population is students.

    4. Half of the population are students.


    3 is wrong and 4 is grammatical. Then how about 1 and 2?

    Which is grammatical between 1 and 2?

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    #2

    Re: Half of the population is/are left-handed.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. Half of the population is left handed.

    2. Half of the population are left handed.

    3. Half of the population is students.

    4. Half of the population are students.


    3 is wrong and 4 is grammatical. Then how about 1 and 2?

    Which is grammatical between 1 and 2?
    They are both grammatical, and both fine.

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