GG (madmouth) wrote in linguaphiles,
GG
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I know it's Greek...

What's the name of the grammatical error of agreeing with the plural noun preceding the verb rather than the true singular subject of the sentence (e.g. A bunch of girls are waiting outside when it should be A bunch of girls is waiting outside)?

ETA: if there's a name for the category of such processes in general, that would also be good (or if you know of a website where they're listed)
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