Hello Kian, if you enter the actual number, there is no need for either of the two expressions. We only use “number of” and “a number of” if we do not know the exact amount (in the same way, we would use “a lot” or a lot/a lot”). In your sentence, you should only “Twenty-eight overweight young people… Use. 2. The subordinate clauses that come between the subject and the verb have no influence on their agreement. Conversely, we would say, “The number of players accused of taking steroids is increasing every week.” I wondered if there were any exceptions to this “a” rule versus “the” rule? So, is it just “number”? Thank you!!! 5. Subjects are not always confronted with verbs when it comes to questions. Be sure to identify the pattern before choosing the right verb form. In this example, the jury acts as an entity; Therefore, the verb is singular. If the majority/minority means an unspecified number of more or less than 50%, use a singular verb: when certain numbers are compared or listed, word numbers are rarely used. 20. Last rule: Remember, only the subject acts on the verb! Everything else doesn`t matter.
As the article says, “the expression of numbers is followed by a singular verb.” The greatest adjective does not affect the rule. We discovered that as many of our men were gathered on the beach. There may be rare exceptions, but we are not aware of them. This particular rule applies only to expressions of number and number. In this “number of… In context, I need a better expression to explain a particular case for counting the folding layer. Someone wants to change my selected phrase “the number of faltial levels” to “number of levels.” I think it can`t look like differences for counting between “konvolutional layer” with “layer.” Someone wants to avoid a false phrase when I write “the number of pleated layers.” So he wants to write “Number of Posts” 10-A. Using one of these is a pluralistic verb. 6. If two subjects are bound by “and,” they generally need a plural form. Such a construction, often tested by the GMAT with regard to singular and plural compartments, is the difference between “A number… And “The number…” There were an infinite number of books.