PM who have approved

Is the phrase correct?

I think it should be "PM who has approved" (PM: Project Manager). Am I wrong?

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    Neither of those is a complete sentence. Please give a just a bit more context so we can help. But I'll answer stochastically: you're right, if it's one PM (singular), then it should be has.
    – F'x
    Mar 4, 2011 at 11:06

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Both might be ok depending on what PM means.

The Prime Minister who has approved

The Project Managers who have approved

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    +1 correct - though it's worth noting that "Project Managers" would usually be abbreviated to "PMs". But the same argument also applies because it could refer to a group such as "Product Marketing" :-)
    – psmears
    Mar 4, 2011 at 11:51
  • But PM could stand for "Project Management": referring to a group. In that case, the plural verb would be correct. Then again a singular verb might also be. :-) Oct 15, 2013 at 21:08

What is said above is correct. When you are taking PM as Prime Minister (singular), usage of has* is correct. But when it's regarding a group like project managers (plural), usage of have is right.

It's all about whether it has been referred to a single person or to a group. If plural, use have and if singular, use has;that's it.


Mr. Jack has a Mercedes Benz car (singular).


The people who always blame others do not have time to improve themselves (plural).

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