This is the sentence:

"... Has established a committee who has/have been appointed as the custodians of ..."

Do I use has or have? Do I use custodian or custodians?

marked as duplicate by Edwin Ashworth, RegDwigнt Apr 15 '14 at 9:45

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A committee is a singular object (not the the individuals within it) so your sentence would be better as

.... has established a committee which has been appointed as the custodian of ...

I think you could use that has instead of which has if you prefer.

  • For comparison: "... has selected committee members who have been been appointed custodians of..." The committee is one thing. The members of the committee are (presumably) more than one. – keshlam Jul 3 '14 at 6:01

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