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Rule "a fleet of ships have (has)"

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Description: a fleet of ships have (has)
Message: Possible agreement error
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • A colony of rats were subsequently found in a landfill near Medicine Hat in 2012.
    Correction suggestion: was
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • What sort of dreams have you been having?
  • What sort of dreams were you having?
  • Feminism and the role of women were also recurring themes throughout the show, with some critics seeing each of the major female characters portraying an aspect as a flawed feminist in her own way.
  • Historically, mathematicians who favored a "rich" and "large" universe of sets were against CH, while those favoring a "neat" and "controllable" universe favored CH.
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ID: COLLECTIVE_NOUN_VERB_AGREEMENT_VBD [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)