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will it be is or are

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will it be is or are

by ruplun » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:49 pm
Thirteen percent of Cleveland's teens are pregnant.


I feel the verb should be is "is".

Do confirm...

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by Kasia@EconomistGMAT » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:59 am
The correct verb form is plural "are." The verb refers to "teens."
Consider the following examples:
Forty percent of the students are in favor of changing the policy.
Forty percent of the student body is in favor of changing the policy.
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