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    Is vs. are

    What is the correct way to write this sentence?

    A good chunk of society is/are unaware of the realities of Domestic Violence.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Is vs. are

    Many people are unaware of the realities of domestic violence.

    If I were concerned about 'correctness', I would not use 'a good chunk of society'.

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    Re: Is vs. are

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    A good chunk of society is/are unaware of the realities of Domestic Violence.


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    (1) May I add a few words to the moderator's excellent answer.

    (2) I did some googling. If you insist on using "chunk," then the

    "winner" seems to be is when paired with the word society:

    "A good chunk of society is mentally ill."

    "A good chunk of society actually believes ...."

    "A good chunk of society is brainwashed ...."

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