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“A number of students” vs. “the number of students” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A number of questions “has been” or “have been” asked? From the grammatical view both are correct, but please explain the difference in meaning: The ...
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Is the sentence “There is a large number of labourers who want to migrate to Japan for work.” correct? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A number of questions “has been” or “have been” asked? There is a large number of labourers who want to migrate to Japan for work. I type this ...
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“Becomes” or “Become” in this sentence? [duplicate]

Many small companies have difficulty growing because the number of orders becomes too large to handle. Should I use become or becomes in this sentence? I don't know, but the sentence feels a little ...
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“There is a large number” Or “There are a large number”? [duplicate]

Situation: I am composing this phrase for a real forum discussion in person: There are a large number of proverbs/idioms in English (and doubtless additional ones in American). Some are entirely ...
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“The number of residents has grown” vs. “the number of residents have grown” [duplicate]

Duplicate: “A number of students” vs. “the number of students” “Number of attempts per question is unlimited” or “are limited”? “A number of questions has been asked” or “have been asked”? ...
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Correct way of writing this sentence [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A number of questions “has been” or “have been” asked? Which one of these sentences is correct? The number of students are increasing. or The ...
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a number of children has gone to school or have gone to school [duplicate]

Please help, in this sentence is "a number" an attribute or the subject of the sentence?
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the number of boys in the class is fewer than that of girls- correct or not? [duplicate]

The number of boys- countable or uncountable? I'm confused with this sir.
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Subject singular or plural? [duplicate]

I got really confused reading conflicting grammar rules for sentences such as below: First one: A number of people is/are going to the party. Here, the subject is "A number". Since "A number" is ...
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“A myriad of emotions 'greet/greets' me” [duplicate]

Here, "myriad" is a noun, and I suppose "myriad of emotions" is a prepositional phrase, so presumably the verb must agree with "myriad"?
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5% are left or 5% is left; which is better or correct? [duplicate]

So here is the sentence written both ways. Which one is correct and maybe a description why so I can understand why. Thanks! /R Leatherbacks need your help. They’re endangered and only 5% of the ...
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Grammatical number of “a specified number of people” [duplicate]

In this sentence, which is correct, is or are? We will not stop operating until a specified number of weak events [is/are] detected. My feeling is that the verb should agree with number, not ...
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Yet another there is vs there are [duplicate]

The question about the correct use of there is vs there are pops up quite often. However I couldn't find any reference to a case similar to the one below. My wife is writing a crochet pattern with ...
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SVA: Use “is” or “are” with “an odd number of”? [duplicate]

Which is grammatically correct? (And why?) (a) "There are an odd number of items in the box." (b) "There is an odd number of items in the box."
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Is or are usage in a particular sentence [duplicate]

The number of sticks is/are are 30. Which one is correct?

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