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All the time there are a large variety of sounds to be heard in the forge.

a) are many sounds
b) is much sound
c) no improvement

Answer given is (a). Please tell me what is wrong with the original sentence. Also tell me why (b) is not chosen.
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NakoolPlease tell me what is wrong with the original sentence.
All the time there is a large variety of sounds to be heard in the forge.
NakoolAlso tell me why (b) is not chosen.
(1) Presumably there are different sounds which the writer wishes to make clear.
(2) We seldom use 'much' in affirmative statements.
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Do we always use singular 'is' with ' a variety of' ?
NakoolDo we always use singular 'is' with ' a variety of' ?
No, but that's what the test writers would like to think.
Can you please tell me with reason where I can use 'is' and 'are' with 'a variety of' ?
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NakoolCan you please tell me with reason where I can use 'is' and 'are' with 'a variety of' ?
Use 'is' in language proficiency tests and formal texts. In fact, always use 'is', and you'll never get in trouble with the Grammar Police.