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# Grammar question

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07 Oct 2008, 12:32
Is there a difference between "The majority of students" and "Students majority"? Are they both singular?

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07 Oct 2008, 14:31
"The majority of students" is Singular
"Students majority"- I would say "student majority" which is singular rather than "students majority".
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10 Oct 2008, 07:43
leonidas wrote:
"The majority of students" is Singular
"Students majority"- I would say "student majority" which is singular rather than "students majority".

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10 Oct 2008, 08:19
http://gmatclub.com/forum/post93926.html#p93926

ywilfred wrote:
Majority/Minority/Plurality: can be singular or plural depending on their context.

When they refer to the many parts of the totality, they are plural
When they refer to the totality itself they are singular

The majority of the members in GMATClub are going to score more than 700 in the GMAT.

The students majority is opposed to the new grade classification.

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