English grammar

Two hundred rupees are/is a lot of money.

asked by Meena
  1. It’s better to rephrase a bit —

    Two hundred rupees are considered a lot of money.

    posted by Writeacher
  2. Webpages with good explanations about this.

    Basic rules about subject-verb agreement:
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/sv_agr.htm

    Also this:
    ...remember that the number (singular or plural) of the subject, not the predicate, determines the number of the verb.
    from http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/plurals.htm#collective_nouns

    posted by Writeacher

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