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Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

The feedback from the small amount of people in Africa that has been so lucky to receive a blanket is incredible.

I would want to change the word 'has' to 'have'.

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    Yes, definitely change "has" to "have". Also, definitely change "the small amount of people" to "the few people".
    – ЯegDwight
    Jul 27, 2016 at 15:20
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  • Isn't it a single amount, as in one small amount of people?
    – Benny Bottema
    Jul 27, 2016 at 19:37

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Yes, change to 'have' because it is a plural number of people that have received a blanket. I would change 'small amount' of people to 'small number' of people.

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I agree with the answers above and would move "is incredible" closer to the subject of the feedback. Also, it may sound better to use who instead of that: The feedback is incredible from the few people in Africa who have been so lucky to receive a blanket.

Why use have instead of has? If the number of people or subjects is more than one, plural in other words, then use the plural form of the verb.

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The linking verb should be has not have. The subject is feedback, which is a singular, and not people; therefore, has is correct.

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