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  1. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Number


  2. nicolas
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    Dear All,

    I chose "are".


    Why do others choose "is"?
    Could someone explain that for me? :wink:

    The advanced area here is difficult for me :(

    Have a nice day :D

  3. sheena55ro
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    Re: Number

    Quote Originally Posted by nicolas
    Dear All,

    I chose "are".


    Why do others choose "is"?
    Could someone explain that for me? :wink:

    The advanced area here is difficult for me :(

    Have a nice day :D
    You should take into consideration "the number of...." ,not the "students"
    so, you have "The number of... is...

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    Re: Number

    I also voted is, because the number is singular..


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    Re: Number

    A number of+ Plural noun + Plural Verb
    The number of + Plural noun + Singular Verb


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    the number + singular verb
    a number+ plural verb


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    I dont quite understand this one . >_>

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    Re: Number

    Subject -verb-agreement

    IS

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    Post Re: Number

    The number of cars is increasing fast : singular
    A number of cars are increasing fast : plural
    Numbers of cars are increasing fast : plural

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    Re: Number

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammadhelmi View Post
    The number of cars is increasing fast : singular
    A number of cars are increasing fast : plural
    Numbers of cars are increasing fast : plural
    I can't say the second sentenc is right at all. I don't think you can say a number of cars- it has to be the number of cars.

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