Kindly, what are your thoughts on the following sentences:
- The maximum number of wordbooks (%d) have been saved.
- The maximum number of wordbooks (%d) has been saved.
My opinion is that (1) is more appropriate as "save" relates to wordbooks (a plural noun) and "The ... number" is some kind of determiner.
The dissenting opinion is that "The number" is obviously singular, and the "wordbooks" are subsidiary.
I agree that (2) is grammatically correct but I maintain it implies merely a single number was saved, not the wordbooks themselves.