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Subject-Verb Agreement For Collective Nouns

Whether you write “The 80s are coming back” or “The 80s were or were back” depends on whether you look at the decade as a single unit of time or whether you take into account trends or events that have occurred in certain years. If you are considered a single unit of time, you could write “The Decade of the 80s Returns” or “The Decade of the 80s Returns” to dispel any doubt. For us, it is grammatically difficult to imagine the plural expression of the 80s as a singular collective noun. The subject of the sentence is the plural question which is not a collective noun. So use the plural orchard. Teachers write well. It`s true? Because it is a brilliant collective noun! It bothered me for a long time. Now I can explain why employees take vacations. It still bothers me to use Plurale to modify singular collective nouns with plural subjects.

I would feel better if employees went on separate vacations. The right phrase is almost one in four Muslim people in the world. The subject of the sentence is something that is singular and adopts a singular verb. The rule you write about only applies to collective names. The word one is not a collective noun, it is a singular noun. In the sentence A family of ducks was based on grass, the theme of the sentence is the family which is a collective name. In this case, the author can decide whether to use a singular or plural message, depending on whether he considers the “family” as an entity or as a unique being within that unit. When writing formally, we recommend grammatically correct construction, although it might disturb some readers. In this case, the collective name of the family is singular, because each duck does the same thing and therefore acts as a unit: “A family of ducks rested on grass.” The sentence you quote is intended to intentionally illustrate how Rule 14 works. Here too, Rule 14 says: “Sometimes the pronoun is who, the subject or subject of a verb in the middle of the sentence.

Pronouns that become singular or plural after the noun. So if this noun is singular, use a singular verbage. If it`s plural, use a plural code.¬†Since the one in the middle of the sentence preceded by the noun is plural, we use verb plural. You don`t have to consider the one word in the sentence. A collective name is a name composed of more than one person, animal, place, idea or thing. The family, for example, is a collective name. It represents a unit or group, but consists of more than one person. Which sentence is correct: “A flood of Tribune employees registers for buyouts” OR “A flood of Tribune employees registers for buyouts”? I saw that title online today, and it`s wrong to say “signs.” I think that since “Flood” refers to the plural collective of People, the verb should correspond to humans rather than Flood, although this is the object of the preposition. I would like to know if my assumption is correct. Thank you! On the blog “Subject and Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns”, I focus on the question of whether a singular or plural verb should be used, depending on whether these nouns act as a unit or with individuality within the unit, regardless of British or American tendencies.

The team and staff of your four sentences each seem to act as a unit. Therefore, singulate scars and works should be used in all cases.. . . .