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    a number of?

    Is a number of plural or singular? For example, which one here is correct: There is/are a number of people sitting around doing nothing.

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    Re: a number of?

    'A number of' is used with plural nouns and takes the plural form of verbs: There is/are a number of people sitting around doing nothing

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    Post Re: a number of?

    a number is plural
    the number is singular

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