“Majority” is one of those tricky collective nouns that can be either singular or plural. Common sense works pretty well in deciding which one to use in a situation.
If the word describes a collection of individuals, then treat it as plural: “The majority of e-mail users are upset about the increase in spam.”
If the word is used to describe a collective group, then consider it singular: “A 90% majority is opposed to scheduling the next meeting at 6 am.”
- 14 Tips on Business Etiquette No matches