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Which is correct: "there ARE a wealth of opportunities" or "there IS a wealth of opportunities?"

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  • 'Vague quantifiers' present an even greater problem than the more regular variety. 'A majority of the voters were male', with notional agreement, is almost certainly the preferred variant; Google Ngrams suggest this. But with 'vague quantifiers' such as 'a wealth of', the pull of formal agreement is stronger. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 6 '17 at 21:43
  • With your particular examples, these Google Ngrams would seem to show that neither is considered incorrect, but that people keep changing their minds about which they like better. // But please include the research you’ve done . Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 6 '17 at 21:51
  • Worth looking at: Why can we add 'a number of' before nouns?. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 6 '17 at 21:55