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Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0007.022.0313
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The number is singular and a number of is plural (see 7.5.5, Collective Nouns). The number that responded was surprising. A number of respondents were concerned about adverse effects. The same is true for the total and a total of. Previous | Next

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