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    Question Verb Plurality

    I've struggled with the following sentence.

    A limited number of memberships is still available.

    or

    A limited number of memberships are still available.

    Can someone please definitively tell what the proper usage is and why?

    Thank you.

    - A perplexed writer


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    Re: Verb Plurality

    'a number of' is regarded as a 'determiner' when used with plural nouns, and so the verb is plural:

    A limited number of memberships are still available.


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    Re: Verb Plurality

    A number of ... are
    The number of ...is

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