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    Statistics show

    Is there any possibility to say " Statistics shows" ? For example:

    Statistics shows that people are having fewer children these days! ( I would say "show" )


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    Re: Statistics show

    Alone, no. In that sentence, you are correct and it should be "show."

    But as part of a longer sentence (e.g., "A quick review of the statistics shows that..."), it would be correct.

    (There is no need for an exclamation point.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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