When do you use singular or plural verb for the quantifiers:
1. A large number of
2. A lot of
Thanks Jeff. Very comprehensive and clear. I posed this question because some grammar checkers like 'Ginger' accepted as grammatically correct the following sentences:
1. There is a large number of birds in the park.
2. There are a large number of birds in the park.
|link comment||edited Aug 23 '12 at 05:35 L Young New member|
My studies have convinced me that most grammar experts are a bunch of intellectual snobs who look for ANY excuse to change or deny the rules! Also they use dirty tricks to 'prove' their point, such as comparing one example with a 'no count' noun to another using a 'countable' noun. "It sounds funny" is no excuse! The power of English allows you to rephrase until it IS right and it SOUNDS right.
|link comment||answered Aug 23 '12 at 14:42 Grammarly Guy New member|
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