tdol said:'The number' is treated as a grammatically singular despite the plural noun coming after it. It is one of those tricky things that gets tested in advanced exams. ;-)
yeah, the phrase a number of... means several or many (it depends). So it calls for a plural verb.dodgerfan2002 said:the number = singular
a number = plural
nicolas said:Dear All,
I chose "are".
Why do others choose "is"?
Could someone explain that for me? :wink:
The advanced area here is difficult for me
Have a nice day