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“The government 'is' always changing 'their' mind” in AmEng

Why would using the construct "is/their" instead of "is/its" in the following examples likely be frowned upon by some native speakers and marked as incorrect on tests? The class is working on its ...
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Who is [company name] or Who are [company name] [duplicate]

I work at a company and we are redesigning our website. One of the titles of a page is about the company and who we are. There is a huge debate going on regarding how the initial question should be ...
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Which is correct? Its or Their [duplicate]

Which is correct? The Gardening Club holds its event on Monday or The Gardening Club holds their even on Monday?
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England is/are playing? [duplicate]

I have this doubt when it comes to sports and teams. Is it England is playing or England are playing? Similarly, is it "Arsenal is playing..." or "Arsenal are playing..."?
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“team of engineers IS standing by” or “team of engineers ARE standing by”? [duplicate]

Which is correct: "Our team of engineers is standing by" or "Our team of engineers are standing by"?
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Can you use “team” in plural or singular only? [duplicate]

Is it correct to say "The development team are seeing a new trend", when you're certain that the team consists of several members? Or, is the word team strictly singular in any context?
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“group have” vs “group has” [duplicate]

Do you say: That group has dogs or That group have dogs I'm not too sure which one is right. I'm just confused because I'm not sure whether the word, group, is plural or not
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is vs. are… which is correct? [duplicate]

I'm confused, perhaps unnecessarily by which term to use: What programs is company X involved in? OR What programs are company X involved in?
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what is the reason ..we say can't? intead of can not [duplicate]

Numerous exceptions r there in English grammar ,why it is so? Like I m still confused between India HAS/HAVE won the match?
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Correct in context use of IS or ARE [duplicate]

I work for a company who, for sake of argument, are called Scottish Chickens. When writing to our customers, should we write that "Scottish Chickens is planning to carry out work to improve the ...
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is this sentence correct? the company are going to send me there next week [duplicate]

i would like to reply to your letter, which arrived two days ago, before leaving for Rome i was told yesterday that the company are going to send me there
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Which is correct: “Real Madrid compete very well,” or “Real Madrid competes very well?” [duplicate]

I think there's a difference in the ways in which sports announcers from the U.S. and U.K. refer to the teams. If my memory serves me correctly, I think announcers in FIFA from the U.K. will use forms ...
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Should corporations be referred to in the singular or plural? [duplicate]

I keep coming across articles, especially technology related ones, where corporations are referred to in the plural. Example, "Oracle have decided to make G1 the standard ..." or "Google have become ...
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Collective nouns with plural verbs: the 'American practice/s' versus the 'British practice/s'

"The group are all here." The British seem more inclined to use a plural verb ("are") in sentences like this than Americans are. At some time in the past it struck me that there are some singular ...
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Classification of Band as a Collective Noun [duplicate]

The band of musicians was playing.- here band is a collective noun. The musical band is popular among teenagers.- Can I say band is a collective noun in this context?

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