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    a number of developments is

    But a number of developments is on its way.
    A number of studies has found positive correlation between duration of breastfeeding and duration of post-partum amenorrhoea.

    Is the structure of 'a number of ...s + singular verb' acceptable to native speakers? Or is it completely wrong?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: a number of developments is

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    But a number of developments is on its way.
    A number of studies has found positive correlation between duration of breastfeeding and duration of post-partum amenorrhoea.

    Is the structure of 'a number of ...s + singular verb' acceptable to native speakers? Or is it completely wrong?

    Thank you in advance.
    I would say it's completely wrong. "A number of" means "several".
    Several developments are ...
    Several studies have ...


    "A large number of developments" means "many developments" -
    "A small number" = "A few"

    In all cases, it's plural.

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