Many a teacher and many a student have attended the lecture is correct. First one is correct. Basically it means “Many times” a teacher and many a student has attended the lecture. Many teachers and students have attended the lecture.
Is many a grammatically correct?
The only difference is that many is used with countable plural nouns followed by plural verb while many a is followed by a singular countable noun and takes a singular verb with it. E.g.: Yes you can use ‘a/an’ after many. of many, Many a/an is used to indicate a large number of something.
Is many a student singular?
Unlike many which is always followed by a plural noun, many a is always followed by a singular noun. Here are a few examples. Many a student was absent today. Many students were absent today.
Is many a people correct?
“Many a people have it” is not correct. Actually “many a” takes a singular noun, so you can say “Many a person has tried and failed” or something similar, but not “many a people”. It is technically possible to say “many a people” if you mean “a people” as in “a nation”.
Is many a boy singular or plural?
Many a/an… is used mainly in literary writing and newspapers. Like the adjective and pronoun many discussed above, many a/an… is used to indicate a large number of something. However, it takes a singular noun, which can be followed by a singular verb.
Can you say a great many?
You can say “a great many have” (plural + plural) or “many a time” (singular grammatically but plural in meaning). It’s odd, but all those different usages of “many” still sound idiomatic to me.
Has or have with students?
What is the correct form (singular or plural) of the following two sentences: A particular amount of students has/have access. A particular amount of students was/were selected. In my opinion, it could be either referred to “amount”, which would be singular (has/was) or to “students”, which would be plural (have/were).
Can subject be many?
Senior Member. The subject of the sentence is many a student, where many a is an indefinite pronoun. By the way, like most indefinite pronouns, it takes a singular verb. (Also notice that the word student is in the singular).
Can you say so much people?
People is plural and much can’t be used before a plural noun: There are so many people on/in the street.
What is the many of person?
Many a person means many people. It’s a more classic or poetic way of saying ” a lot of people” Apple.
Is Formal many?
The list is divided into sections of: verbs, transitions, emphasis words, abbreviations, and slang.
Emphasis Words – Informal & Formal.
|lots of/ a lot of||much, many|
|tons of, heaps of||large quantities of, a number of|