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Dec 5 2008   7:06PM GMT

Has or Have – Which is it?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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The set of practices in the ten rules of lean production ______ been adopted by many industries in the U.S. and Europe.
A. have
B. has

Answer: B

Explanation: The subject of the sentence is “the set.” It is singular, so you need a singular verb (the set has).

(Don’t be distracted by the prepositional phrase “of practices.”)

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