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    Two Thirds majority

    Two thirds majority of the parliamentarians is needed to make constitutional amendment.

    OR

    Two thirds majority of the parliamentarians are needed to make constitutional amendment.
    Please, guide. Which one is correct or formal.

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    Re: Two Thirds majority

    A two-​thirds majority is needed ...
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    Re: Two Thirds majority

    The first is nearest, but you need a couple of articles.

    'A two-thirds majority of the parliamentarians is needed to make a constitutional amendment.'

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    Re: Two Thirds majority

    Can it be with the definite article like this?
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    Two-thirds majority of the parliamentarians is needed to make a constitutional amendment.

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    Re: Two Thirds majority

    No.
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    Re: Two Thirds majority

    Thank you for this help. Is this sentence grammatically incorrect, then? Or the subject will take plural verb?
    The Two-thirds majority of the parliamentarians is needed to make a constitutional amendment.

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    Re: Two Thirds majority

    I already told you that you can't use "The two-thirds ...". Both Rover and I told you that it's "A two-thirds majority is ..." - did you not believe us the first time?
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    Re: Two Thirds majority

    Quote Originally Posted by M Shoaib View Post
    Thank you for this help. Is this sentence grammatically incorrect, then? Or the subject will take plural verb?
    The Two-thirds majority of the parliamentarians is needed to make a constitutional amendment.
    It's incorrect:

    - "The" should be "A," as our friends have said several times.

    - The "two" shouldn't be capitalized because it isn't a proper noun or the first word of the sentence.

    - "Two-thirds is always hyphenated.

    All these would be marked against you if you were being graded.

    The subject, "majority," is a singular noun and cannot take a plural verb.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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