majority are vs majority is : Common Errors in English

About majority are vs majority is

“Majority” is one of those words that can be either singular or plural. Common sense works pretty well in deciding which. If you mean the word to describe a collection of individuals, then the word should be treated as plural: “The majority of e-mail users are upset about the increase in spam.” If the word is used to describe a collective group, then consider it singular: “A 90% majority is opposed to scheduling the next meeting at 6:00 A.M.” If you are uncertain which you mean, then choose whatever form sounds best to you; it's not likely to bother many people.“Majority” should be used only with countable nouns: “he ate the majority of the cookies,” but not “he ate the majority of the pie.” Instead say, “he ate most of the pie.”

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    A review of the home addresses of more than 200 registered sex offenders who live in or around Scranton and Wikes-Barre revealed the vast majority are complying with registration requirements under Megan's Law, according to United States Marshal Martin
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Citizens' Voice

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  • Public Preferences Differ on Top SCOTUS Cases

    A majority is holding fast in support for gay marriage, and even more Americans say legally married gays should receive full federal benefits. But opinions shift on another social and legal issue, with three-quarters – including more than seven in 10 whites and nonwhites alike...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ABC News via Yahoo! News

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