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  1. matilda
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    Talking 237-singular or plural verb

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    Most of the 1 that the employees discussed at the series of meetings 2 resolved within a few weeks.

    1- a)trouble b)troubles
    2- a)was b)were

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    Re: 237-singular or plural verb

    a/a
    or
    b/b

    It depends, to me, on how many problems they had.

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    Re: 237-singular or plural verb

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    Hello all

    Most of the 1 that the employees discussed at the series of meetings 2 resolved within a few weeks.

    1- a)trouble b)troubles
    2- a)was b)were

    Regards

    matilda
    I agree with Tdol. The problem here is that "most" is one of those words that takes its number from the object of the following preposition or from a previous referent.

    One can have most of a single thing or most of several things.

    Most of the cake was eaten. (single cake or non-count cake)
    Most of the cakes were eaten. (multiple cakes)

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