Hi Grammar Exchange members!
It's been a while since I posted a question last time.
The following sentence is from an article in the Washington Post.
a. Teen mental health is a major concern for today's parents, and for good reason: More than 1 in 3 high-schoolers say they've felt persistent sadness or hopelessness, and roughly 1 in 5 reports having seriously considered suicide.
As far as I know, '3 high-schoolers' in the phrase 'more than 1 in 3 high-schoolers' is a subject in the sentence, so the verb is 'say', not 'says.'
Then what about this part 'roughly 1 in 5 reports'? Let me paraphrase the sentence including the part to see it more clearly.
b. Roughly 1 in 5 high-schoolers reports they've seriously considered suicide.
In b, '5 high-schoolers' is a subject, so the verb should be 'report' I think.
What do you think? Am I missing something here?
Thanks in advance!