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  1. wotcha22

    a group of people are/is playing baseball.

    1. A group of people are/is playing baseball.

    2. A series of concerts are/is held.

    3. A team of 12 carpenter are/is building a house.

    4. A total of 3 people are/is showing.

    What I've heard is that we should use is for each sentence.

    I wonder what is the proper usage of 'a group of, a series of, a team of, a total of'.

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    Re: a group of people are/is playing baseball.

    There will be differences of opinion, but I would use the singular in all four instances. The subjects of the sentences are singular.

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