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    The number of visitors drop/drops

    Dear teachers

    In the following sentence, shall I use "drop" or "drops"?

    "Number of visitors to China drop/drops sharply"

    Please advise.

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    Re: The number of visitors drop/drops

    Your sentence should be like this: "The number of visitors to China drops sharply".
    The verb must be singular because it agrees with "the number of visitors" not "visitors".
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    Re: The number of visitors drop/drops

    'Visitors to China drop sharply in number.'

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