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    a large number of policemen is/are and other sentences

    Hello everyone :). I have problem with these sentences.

    1. A large number of policemen were present on the place of accident. It is correct?

    2. The large number of policemen was present on the place of accident or accident's place.

    3. Three-week holiday / three weeks' holiday

    4. I heard that story from a friend of my brother's

    5. 24 hours is a long time in politics.

    BONUS: our country's policy or policy of our country?


    Thanks a lot :).
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    Re: a large number of policemen is/are and other sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by archanger View Post
    Hello everyone. :). I have a problem with these sentences.

    1. A large number of policemen were present on the place of accident. It is correct? No, it is not correct.

    2. The large number of policemen was present on the place of accident or accident's place. No, it is not correct.

    3. Three-week holiday / three weeks' holiday. Both can be correct. It might depend on context. You would have to give us a complete sentence.

    4. I heard that story from a friend of my brother's. That's fine.

    5. 24 hours is a long time in politics. That's fine.

    BONUS: our country's policy or the policy of our country? Both can be correct. It might depend on context. You would have to give us a complete sentence.


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    Re: a large number of policemen is/are and other sentences

    A large number of policemen were present on the place of accident.
    The large number of policemen was present on the place of accident
    Can you help me with this sentence? I have no idea for correct answer.

    A large number of policemen were present at the accident place.

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    Re: a large number of policemen is/are and other sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by archanger View Post




    Can you help me with this sentence? I have no idea for correct answer.

    A large number of policemen were present at the accident place.
    I would say: A large number of policemen were present at the accident.

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