A total of the students is or are.....??
Which one is correct?
1) A total of the students is....?
2) A total of the students are...?
Does this mean that the sentence below is correct?
- A total of ten students is going to have a retake of the exam this coming Monday.
Or, it should be "are" instead. If this sentence uses "are", could you give me an example of a sentence that uses "total" and "is" in which "total" is the subject. Thanks.