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'Almost three million UK birdwatchers is certainly possible if you include everyone with only a casual interest,' Stephen Moss said in his newly published book --Birds in the Bush-a Social History of Birdwatching.
This sentence comes from a piece of news. I'd like to know if we can use 'are' instead of 'is' since the subject is 'birdwatchers' rather than 'The number of Uk birdwatchers'.
Could I ask native speakers to help me please? Thank you in advance.
Look at it like this: "(A total of) almost three million UK bird watchers is..."