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One in six people struggles to read.
One in six people struggle to read.
"One in six" is singular, naturally, but "one in six people" clearly amounts to a huge number. Should the verb thus be singular or plural, please?
As a corollary, I could imagine the sentence being qualified thus:
One in six people (11 million in the UK alone) struggle to read.
Certainly, to my ear at least, the latter would thus "sound" more natural.
Thanks in advance.