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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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Is a plural pronoun OK when it refers back to a singular institution or entity?

Is a plural personal pronoun OK when it refers back to a (singular) institution or entity? E.g., The bank is uncooperative; they just don't answer. Or: Facebook doesn't care about fake ...
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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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Whether to use “them” or “it” [duplicate]

I have a doubt about this sentence: "If your product arrives broken our Returns Department will organise a replacement as long as you contact them within 24 hours of having received the parcel." Can ...
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The band GO on tour? [duplicate]

I recently discovered that the singular "band" can go together with plural verbs. "band goes on tour" gets 11,700 results on google while "band go on tour" gets 31,900 results. What's going on here?
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Does the rest of them or Do the rest of them?

In this situation, where "The Committee" is a group of roughly 9 men, which sentence would be correct? (One man from the group did something) Does the rest of The Committee know of this? Do the rest ...
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The Team Thanks The Following Sponsors or The Team Thank The Following Sponsors [duplicate]

As we are printing the words behind our t-shirt, my friend insisted that the correct word is thanks instead of thank. Please advise
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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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Can we use singular or plural nouns with names of countries? [duplicate]

When asked a question about Collective Nouns, I told them that it is all right to use a singular or plural verb after a Collective Noun, as in - The class was listening to the lecture with rapt ...
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Why use plural form here? [duplicate]

From BBC News Report: Leicester City Football Club, whose entire squad cost less than a single player at some of its better-known rivals, have won the English Premier League. Leicester were ...
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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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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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The audience who or which? [duplicate]

If I want to say something like: The audience,...,who is deeply affected by her loss. Should I use "which is deeply affected by her loss." or "who is deeply affected by her loss."
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Does/do any group want to give their presentation?

1.Does any group want to give their presentation? The above sentence looks grammatically correct to me. However, I am confused between the use of do and does here. (The presence of "their" and "any ...
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Is this correct: “Our listeners are what make X”?

I listen to a podcast that I like, but every episodes ends with Our listeners are what make [podcast name] possible. which makes me cringe a little each time I hear it. Is it just me, or is the ...

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