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Old 08-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by WillAdams View Post
There are more than 6 boys in Australia, so more than 1 boy is a statistic.

I think we have a winner.

I think we all agree that the subject of the subject-verb-object is "1 in 6 Australian boys".

As WillAdams points out, this is a whole lot of boys, and so the plural is correct.
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