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    Smile Number of attempts has OR have

    Hi,

    Please let me know which one is the correct sentence grammatically from the below mentioned:

    Number of attempts has been made.
    OR
    Number of attempts have been made.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Heather

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    Re: Number of attempts has OR have

    A number of (= several) attempts have been made.

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    Smile Re: Number of attempts has OR have

    Hey,

    Thanks for your quick reply.

    But I have one confusion. Should we need to use,

    A number of attempts have been made.

    or we can use,

    Number of attempts have been made.

    Regards,
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    Re: Number of attempts has OR have

    Quote Originally Posted by heather s View Post
    Should we need to use,

    A number of attempts have been made. Yes - that's why I wrote it, and emphasised the indefinite article.

    or we can use,

    Number of attempts have been made. No
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    Smile Re: Number of attempts has OR have

    Thank you...

    Heather

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