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A quantity of vegetables ________ in the basket. A quantity of oil ______ spilling into the sea.

Whether "is" or "are" should be filled in the above blanks? Thanks!
 

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Should "is" or "are" be used to fill in the above blanks?

Please tell us what you think first, roseriver.
 

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Please tell us what you think first, roseriver.

I'm not sure. I thought whether there is an uncountable noun or a noun in its plural form after "a quantity of", "is" should be used. But I've found a different opinion on it, so I come here for help.
 

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I thought when there is an uncountable noun or a noun in its plural form after "a quantity of", "is" should be used.

You are right.

'A quantity of anything is....'
 
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