Is or are?
Here's a fragment of a sentence I recently read on the net:
"...there is still a host of problems..."
If I were writing that, I would use are, not is. I understand that the writer was thinking, "...there is still a host...", but I see that as "...there are still ... problems..."
Who is right, and why?
The correct sentence fragment would be "there is still a host of problems". This is because they are talking about a "host". While there ARE "problems", there IS a host. "Of problems" is a prepositional phrase, and therefore cannot be the subject of the fragment.
|link comment||answered Apr 20 at 04:27 Bennett Howse New member|
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