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A number of questions “has been” or “have been” asked?

Formally, is it correct to write: A number of questions has been asked here. or: A number of questions have been asked here. As a non-native speaker of English, I would prefer the former: the ...
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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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“The number of students are larger” vs. “The number of students is larger” [duplicate]

What is the correct verb to use, is it is or are? A) The number of students are larger than before. B) The number of students is larger than before.
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The number of is singular or plural [duplicate]

I suppose 'the number of' is followed by a singular, but what about the following sentence where they are two subjects: Both the number of entries and exits is/are high.
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“Number of attempts per question is unlimited” or “are limited”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “A number of students” vs. “the number of students” I want to know whether the following construct is correct: Number of Attempts per Question is ...
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Agreement between subject and verb in a number of / the number of [duplicate]

3 sentences:- A number of such incidents has/have been reported by the local residents so far. The number of such incidents is/are very low. The number of elephants in Kerala has/have been dwindling. ...
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What's correct here? [duplicate]

1) "Today the number of referrals passed are 24" 2) "Today the number of referrals passed is 24" Please help. Using 'IS' or 'ARE' which is correct?
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Amount of data or number of data?

The question of whether "data" is plural or not has been asked many times, and won't be repeated here. For this question, take data as a plural noun or mass noun. Is data a countable noun? Do I have ...
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Does “the same number of people” behave as singular or plural?

This hurts my eyes to read it and my ears to say it, but the writer stands by item #43 About the same number of people was awarded bachelor's degrees in 2010 as filed for personal bankruptcy (1....
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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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“The maximum number”: plural or singular?

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) ...
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“The total number of votes given to each candidate in alphabetical order were as follows:…” or should that be 'was'?

When the spokeswoman declared the results of the second ballot in the UK Tory leadership race, she said:" ...The total number of votes given to each candidate in alphabetical order were as follows:xxx,...