A wide range of fauna was seen


Senior Member
When saying 'range of' must it be plural (range of faunae rather than fauna) as in range of cars etc.? Second, must 'range of cars' (or anything else) be followed by was instead of were, as in 'a range of cars was seen.'
  • bluegiraffe

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes, "a range of" would be followed by a plural. It should then be followed by "was" is this is agreeing with "range" which is singular.

    If you have seen "wide range of fauna" written down, it is probably because this is a latin word and some people are not familiar with the plural form.
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