The number of candidates (1)/ applying were so large (2)/ that the college had to (3) / stop issuing Recruitment notification(4)/ No error (5)
- The number of candidates
- applying were so large
- that the college had to
- stop issuing Recruitment notification
- No error
The Singular verb “was” will be used in the place of the plural verb – ‘were’. A singular verb is used with ‘the number of + plural noun’. So, the singular verb –‘was’ will be used with ‘the number of people’ in the given sentence.