The number of students in the class ______ increased.

The number of students in the class ______ increased. 1. is 2. are. I chose "are". My friend chose "is". Why?
6 years ago
Asked 6 years ago
Ken

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Answered 6 years ago
Zero

Correct answer is "is" Because we us the verb is singular after the number of.
Answered 6 years ago
English Teacher

The number of students in the class HAS increased. (The subject is "number", which is singular, so it requires a singular verb because subject and verb must agree in number.)
Answered 6 years ago
Stu Pitt

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