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Is it correct to say a number of books is required for the course or a number of books are required for the course?

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September 11, 2009 8:51PM

In English - the latter; in other languages, such in French or in my language, you should use the singular. In Eng the agreement between Subject and Verb takes into account the meaning of the words, not the form.