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    singular or plural? So confusing...

    Hi, I have some questions about singular or plural forms of verbs in the sentences below.

    1) More than three-fourths of the population between the ages of five and nineteen [ is / are ] now enrolled.

    2) Nearly three tons of rice [ was / were ] dumped in the ocean.

    3) Parts of the theory [ seems / seem ] impossible to believe.

    They are so confusing......Please help me...

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: singular or plural? So confusing...

    not a teacher

    more than three quarter - countable and finite - are
    three tons of rice - uncountable - was
    parts of the theory - plural - are

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