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# Providing adequate public health-care facilities is a

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Providing adequate public health-care facilities is a crucial task in a county like Travis, where more than 60 percent of household incomes are below the poverty line.

Is the verb 'Are' correct in the underlined portion or should it be 'is'. Please explain
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14 May 2010, 19:51
If I remember back to the MGMAT SC book 60 % is a quantity expression which can be singular or plural and in order to tell you look at the of phrase which is the plural household incomeS

so are
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15 May 2010, 22:39
"are " is appropriate here as the 60% is quantity and its usage depends upon the context which is plural here(household incomes)
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24 Jun 2010, 08:20
Okay... Now I see how it the verb is are..
Re: What is the correct verb.   [#permalink] 24 Jun 2010, 08:20
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