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by ljaxon
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 1 in 1 million people is / are affected.
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: 1 in 1 million people is / are affected.

After considerable cogitation, out of one million people, one is affected, not “one are affected.” So the singular verbs in like constructions would be very technically grammatically correct.

“One” is as singular as it gets.
by ljaxon
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 1 in 1 million people is / are affected.
Replies: 13
Views: 386

1 in 1 million people is / are affected.

Hi again,

Is it:

One in 1 million people is / are affected.

And why for the reasoning of the singular or plural verb?

Thank you again.
by ljaxon
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Possessive of city/state & full date at beginning of sentence
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Possessive of city/state & full date at beginning of sentence

Hello, Do we put a comma after “Connecticut’s”, “France’s” and “2001’s” below? Or leave as is, without the comma in each (as shown below)? I cannot find a rule on this anywhere on the net. No recasts, please. Hartford, Connecticut’s crime rate has doubled in the last decade. Paris, France’s sights a...