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Which one is correct?

  • Our software solution contains a set of libraries and manuals that allows efficient handling of user requests.
  • Our software solution contains a set of libraries and manuals that allow efficient handling of user requests.

Does the "a set of" makes it singular? It seems more natural to use plural form though, so I dunno!

  • I'd say that "that" refers to "libraries and manuals", and hence the verb should be the plural "allow". – BillJ Dec 15 '18 at 19:19
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As you have posed the question, "that" refers to "a set".

While it refers to multiple things, a set is one thing from a linguistic standpoint (which you can tell because it is using the article "a" --> "...a set of..."

So using allows is absolutely correct here.

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