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    plural or singular?

    90 percent of them were/was...
    90 percent of the population were/was...

    The audience,government... were/was...

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    Re: plural or singular?

    If it is something that can be counted, it is plural.

    90 percent of the students are here.
    90 percent of the water is still in the tank.

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