a number of

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“A number” означает множество (ряд, некоторые, кое-кто, некоторое количество, много, многие и т.п.) и используется с глаголом во множественном числе:

A number of students are going to the class picnic. — Многие студенты собираются на совместный пикник.

“The number” означает "число, количество" и требует глагола в единственном числе:

The number of students is small. — Число студентов невелико.


Англо-русский универсальный дополнительный практический переводческий словарь И. Мостицкого. . 2002-2012.

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