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    #1

    wildlife live or lives

    Hello, Great Teachers!
    Please help me out please.
    In the next sentence, which verb is correct?
    The vast majority of wildlife live or lives outside parks.

    I think lives is correct.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: subject verb agreement

    Someone would argue that the very subject of the sentence is the majority, which is true but for the sake of style, I'd personally say: The majority of wildlife lives outside parks. This way you keep the verb form in parallel with the form of the noun wildlife, which is singular.

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    #3

    Re: wildlife live or lives

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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