LS Refresher 22: A number of people

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Do we use the plural form of the verb when using the phrase ‘a number of people’? Check out today’s LS Refresher video and find out.



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According to Oxford Living Dictionaries, although the expression ‘a number’ is strictly singular, the phrase ‘a number of’’ is used with plural nouns. The verb should therefore be plural:

Ex: A number of people are waiting for the bus.



To watch the short LS video, please use the link below:

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