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The word Government is to be used as singular or plural [duplicate]

Government of Kerala has agreed Government of Kerala have agreed which is the correct usage
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Collective nouns - singular vs. plural verbs? [duplicate]

What about "youth"? As in: "The youth of today is highly interconnected in many ways." vs. "The youth of today are highly interconnected in many ways."
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I recommend that “Company X adopt” vs “Company X adopts” [duplicate]

What is the correct verb form to use here? I recommend that Company X adopt Y. or I recommend that Company X adopts Y.
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Team needs vs Team need [duplicate]

I want to inform other that one of the team require additional time to close a task. which one is appropriate Team needs more time or Team need more time
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Would you say 'Google is' or 'Google are'? [duplicate]

Would you use the third person singular or third person plural when referring to an organisation like Google?
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Usage of “its” and “their” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a company always plural, or are small companies singular? Is “staff” plural? When a political candidate gets an endorsement from a newspaper, the sentence ...
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Team is or Team are [duplicate]

Is it correct to say, the team that will be attending with me is listed below: or should I say the team that will be attending with me are listed below
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“… the top ten issues that the voting public care about” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are collective nouns always plural, or are certain ones singular? Is “staff” plural? This feels wrong to me (sounds like it should be cares) but issues is plural and in the ...
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I am still confused about have or has [duplicate]

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?
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American English: collective noun + verb when collective noun is plural? [duplicate]

I'm struggling with grammar and the name of a group of clinics; let's say that there are five dental clinics colocated in the same building, and the name of that group is Foo Dental Clinics. There's a ...
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what kind of TO BE VERBs can we use with nouns such as; police, army, fish, sheep? [duplicate]

If we consider them as plural nouns and sometimes as singular nouns.
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should I say 'a group of friends who lives close by' or 'a group of friends who live close by' [duplicate]

I'm attempting to design a worksheet for TEFL students. Here's one of the questions: 4) Your friend Tina who lives close by comes to visit you today. You want to ask her what she was doing when it ...
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Has or Have with name? [duplicate]

Which is correct? 1) Has their board voted yet? 2) Have their board voted yet? Or does it depend whether we are using American English (Has their board . . .) or British English (Have their board . ....
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Present simple form for City/group of people [duplicate]

Let's say we have a group of people who starts an activity together. The name of group can be: York speaks English! - as York is 3rd person singular. But at the same time: York speak English! - as ...
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“Led Zeppelin was” vs. “Led Zeppelin were” [duplicate]

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. (Source.) Is "were" really the right word here? It feels like it should be "was". After reading the answers and my own searching, it ...

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