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A number of & THE number of

A number of & THE number of

💁🏻‍♂️ “A number of” = “many,” so it’s PLURAL: A number of factory workers have fallen ill. 🤒

💁🏻 “THE number of” refers to one number or quantity; therefore, it’s SINGULAR: The number of sick factory workers has increased greatly in recent weeks. 🤒