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Which one is correct ?

The majority of people has said that...
The majority of people have said that...

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Hi,
I'm almost completely sure it's "The majority of people are/have...," plural. I bet everything on "plural", let's wait for a native speaker to see if I win and what I win. Emotion: smile
The majority of people has said that...
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a majority of, the majority of, a number of, a lot of, the rest of are all 'number transparent'.
Agreement is with the complement, not the head.

The majority of people have said ...

CJ
But is it correct to say the majority of people has said... as someone above has already suggested ?
Thanks CJ,

I forgot about the "transparency"...Emotion: embarrassed I shall remember that.

I also found this article...

“Majority” is one of those words that can be either singular or plural. Common sense works pretty well in deciding which. If you mean the word to describe a collection of individuals, then the word should be treated as plural: “The majority of e-mail users are upset about the increase in spam.” If the word is used to describe a collective group, then consider it singular: “A 90% majority is opposed to scheduling the next meeting at 6:00 A.M.” If you are uncertain which you mean, then choose whatever form sounds best to you; it's not likely to bother many people.
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CalifJima majority of, the majority of, a number of, a lot of, the rest of are all 'number transparent'.
Agreement is with the complement, not the head.
Where is the term: 'number transparent' documented? I've done a google search and can find no link that endorses it in this context.
Where is the term: 'number transparent' documented?
I only know the term from Introduction to the Grammar of English by Rodney Huddleston (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics). I find it a very useful term, although I don't know how enthusiastically it has been taken up by other scholars in the field.

CJ
Ah, before I forget...
I don't know if it's better to start a new thread, but since we are talking about this "transparency"... is "a range of" number transparent as well?

There are a wide range of services.... ?

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