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Singular / plural ?

Here you have:  la mitad de los alumnos fueron al viaje. 

Half the students went on the trip.
But also you gave la mitad de los jóvenes salió de la ciudad
Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Ba,

I imagine you are referring to the use of the verb in singular or plural in this case. 

With a quantifier + de + noun in plural, both the verb in the 3rd person singular and 3rd person plural are correct. Here are some examples:

La mitad de los habitantes se fue/se fueron a la ciudad.

Half the inhabitants left the city.

El 10 por ciento de las personas votó/votaron en contra del candidato.

10 per cent of the people/population voted against the candidate.

La mayoría de los niños fue/fueron a ese viaje.

The majority of the children went on that trip.

I hope it helped.

Saludos

Inma

Singular / plural ?

Here you have:  la mitad de los alumnos fueron al viaje. 

Half the students went on the trip.
But also you gave la mitad de los jóvenes salió de la ciudad

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