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carrera (feminine noun (la)) — race, career. Look up carrera in the dictionary

Ya había llegado la mayoría de los corredores, pero se canceló la carrera a causa de lluvia.
Most of the runners had already arrived, but the race was canceled due to rain.
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Old November 13, 2009, 03:44 AM
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This is a discussion thread for the Daily Spanish Word for November 13, 2009

carrera (feminine noun (la)) — race, career. Look up carrera in the dictionary

Ya había llegado la mayoría de los corredores, pero se canceló la carrera a causa de lluvia.
Most of the runners had already arrived, but the race was canceled due to rain.
Is it really "había", or should it be "habían"? Does "había" agree with "la mayoría" or with "los corredores"?
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Old November 13, 2009, 05:04 AM
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Con "la mayoría". Está bien.
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Old November 13, 2009, 08:18 AM
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Both are right (I've heard it in both ways), though "habían" would be more common:

la mitad de los animales, la mayoría de los profesores, una minoría de los presentes, el resto de los libros, el diez por ciento de los votantes, un grupo de alumnos, un montón de cosas, infinidad de amigos, multitud de problemas, etc. La mayor parte de estos cuantificadores admiten la concordancia con el verbo tanto en singular como en plural, dependiendo de si se juzga como núcleo del sujeto el cuantificador singular o el sustantivo en plural que especifica su referencia, siendo mayoritaria, en general, la concordancia en plural

http://buscon.rae.es/dpdI/SrvltConsu...a=concordancia

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The DailyWord bot originally had it as "habían" and the supreme editor at large changed it to "había".
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Just out of curiosity, can someone tell me how 'runway' and 'catwalk' would be translated in Spanish? (Speaking of carreras.. )
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Around here it's pasarela
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Around here it's pasarela
Ok, ¡muchas gracias poli!
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The DailyWord bot originally had it as "habían" and the supreme editor at large changed it to "había".
Props to the editor at large!
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Props to the editor at large!
What do you mean? I don't understand you
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