[Ads-l] =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=8B1_?=in 10 women has this sexual disorder...

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 11 06:07:05 UTC 2019

Reader’s Digest ad:  "1 in 10 women has this sexual disorder -- and doesn't
even know it."
And they doesn't even know it!?! At first blush, my brain says,
{one-in-ten} must take plural verb agreement; number attraction. After
all, one-in-ten women = roughly 385,728,846 women.

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