Tons of: singular or plural verb?

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Tons of: singular or plural verb?

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Dear Professor,

I am not sure whether ti use a singular ir plural verb after "tons of":

Tons of research shows/show that a lot of sorts of gases that are released by smoking are harmful to the environment.

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Re: Tons of: singular or plural verb?

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Here the use is figurative, and so we would use the singular.
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