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|English to English translations [PRO]|
|English term or phrase: syntax query|
|"A total of xx semester hours is required"|
"A total of xx semester hours are required"
I need to solve a debate between two native English speakers (oy!), and will appreciate your assistance as to which one is correct and why.
4 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +5
Perhaps neither is completely wrong, but intuitively I would say "is," because total is singular I suppose.