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Subject:Re: Help with sentence structure... From:Kathy Fisher <kdfisher -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 30 Oct 1996 04:48:07 -0800
Sue Heim wrote:
> I swear my brain has decided to turn off today. Which of the
> following is 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>
The correct choice is:
"...more may be required if a high number of records *is* retrieved"
The subject in this clause is "number," which of course, is singular. A
complete sentence could be formed by saying, "Number is retrieved" --
where "number" is the subject and "is retrieved" is the predicate or
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