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    Question a quantity of

    A quantity of vegetables ________ in the basket. A quantity of oil ______ spilling into the sea.

    Whether "is" or "are" should be filled in the above blanks? Thanks!

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    Default Re: a quantity of

    Should "is" or "are" be used to fill in the above blanks?
    Please tell us what you think first, roseriver.

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    Default Re: a quantity of

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post

    Please tell us what you think first, roseriver.
    I'm not sure. I thought whether there is an uncountable noun or a noun in its plural form after "a quantity of", "is" should be used. But I've found a different opinion on it, so I come here for help.

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    Default Re: a quantity of

    I thought when there is an uncountable noun or a noun in its plural form after "a quantity of", "is" should be used.
    You are right.

    'A quantity of anything is....'
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Jun-2013 at 08:26.

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