If I say "the majority of" followed by a plural noun, should it then be followed by a singular or a plural verb?
The majority of cars is blue.
The majority of cars are blue.
The majority of cars runs on gasoline.
The majority of cars run on gasoline.
The majority of patients is incurable.
The majority of patients are incurable.
I feel that in all cases I should use the plural verb form because the property applies to each individual component rather than to the mass.
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