use of is and are


Would "is" or "are" be more applicable to the following sentence fragment?

Although there is a plethora of alternative methods readily available

The use of "a" infers singular use, but he word "plethora" is a plural word.

asked Mar 02 '14 at 16:55 Andrea Wilson New member

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'Plethora' is singular, not plural.  You should use a singular verb with it.

link comment answered Mar 02 '14 at 17:35 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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