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    Question A large number of people has or have?

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    I'm confused about it.

    My answer was "a large number of people have"

    Was my answer correct?

    Thanks.

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    First, check out this (short) explanation of a number vs. the number.

    Second, do you mean number in the figurative (plural or have) or literal (singular or has) sense?

    Finally, my call: You were right. Go with plural.

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