Poll: A large number of animals _____ killed for food every day.

A large number of animals _____ killed for food every day.

is
are

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  • Added: May 2004

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mary ridenhour

Verb to match the subject "number,' not the object of the preposition. Third grade stuff.

Lee Henry

Take out the "of animals." Prepositional phrases don't count. Therefore, the answer is "is."

tom3m

Swan: 'A large number of' is used before plurals and the a following verb is PLURAL. Therefore, 'are' should be used.

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