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Half the apples ____ on the floor, but some of them ____ on the table.

A) are: are
B) is: is
C) is: are
D) are: is

My thinking would be A), would I be correct?

Apologies if these questions sound so easy, but english is my 2nd language, which I am trying hard at improving.

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This is actually quite a tricky question and I had to think hard about it myself, because A) seems the most sensible. But half of anything is one part out of two (Note that we ...