In the case of a collection noun, use either a singular verb or a plural verb, depending on whether you want to highlight the group or its individual members: learn how to use measures such as tense, percentage, and different units when it comes to verbs in a single set. That`s for sure. And that`s the right verb, because we`re dealing with a lot of money. Think of it as a unique group of sweaty money. English grammar is sometimes difficult, and academic writing often adds confusing new conventions. We hope that this contribution has helped to clarify the use of filling in the singular or plural with measured sizes. As always, please email us if you have any questions. If the majority/minority represents an unspecified number of more or less than 50%, use a singularverb: 9.