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One and a half oranges _______ left on the table.
Is or are?
China's English tests are running crazy. The above was a choice question in a test and the right one is supposed to be 'is'. Please confirm if it is correct.
You have to wonder what was in the mind of the person who wrote it. I pity you fine students of English who have to be measured by people who not only don't know their grammar but would think that your answer to such a question is an important indicator of your ability to write English.
I am sorry to get so exercised over this but I have seen too many examples of such test questions.