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Nov 4 2008   8:41PM GMT

Writing for business – pronoun agreement

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

sixpenguins.gif Because more than 50% of the data center’s software applications were Linux distributions, ________ considered to be an open source shop.
a. it was
b. they were

Which is correct?

Answer: a

Explanation: The pronoun in this sentence refers to “data center.” Even though data center is two words, it is a single entity and requires a singular pronoun.

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