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Subject:Re: Help with sentence structure... From:Sue Heim <sue -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 30 Oct 1996 11:18:55 PST
I wanted to know which was "correct:"
> ...more may be required if a high number of records *is* retrieved
> ...more may be required if a high number of records *are* retrieved
Interestingly enough, folks are divided on this issue (almost half 'n
half, as a matter of fact).
Grammatically, if you follow all the rules, the first way *is*
correct. But it sounds awkward. So... my solution? I chickened out
and rewrote the darned thing to
...more may be required if many records are retrieved
Thanks for all your input!! Now, could someone please send me some
Research Information Systems
Carlsbad, California USA
Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com