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    #1

    one-third is/are

    We have one hundred cabs on the road. One third is/are limousines.


    I wonder if I treat one third as singular or plural.

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    Re: one-third is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by LiuJing View Post
    I wonder if I treat one third as singular or plural. It depends on what you are talking about.
    We have one hundred cabs on the road. One third (of them) are limousines.

    There was a whole cake on the table. Now one third (of it) is missing.


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