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    A selection of ...are/is...

    Hello teachers,
    Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

    A selection of these are shown in Figure 6.

    I am not sure.
    Thank you.
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    Re: A selection of ...are/is...

    I would use "a selection of these is, etc."

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...n%20is%3B%2Cc0

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    Re: A selection of ...are/is...

    'A selection of readers' comments is published below.'—quoted from http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...on?q=selection
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: A selection of ...are/is...

    This link took me to some kind of a graph. Was this intended?

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    Re: A selection of ...are/is...

    Yes, it shows you the frequencies of "a selection is" and "a selection are" in English texts.

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    Re: A selection of ...are/is...

    And it shows you that both are used, but one dominates.

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