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What is the correct Verb form? [closed]

A group of women seek an appointment. or A group of women seeks an appointment. Which is correct?
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Is a collective subject 'it' or 'they'? Or are we allowed to use whichever sounds best? [duplicate]

I have long admired the grammatical teaser posed by the lyric: "Oliver's army is here to stay, Oliver's army are on their way" (Elvis Costello). Which is the correct form for a collective actor: "The ...
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Is “The crowd are loving this.”, from a UK newspaper, acceptable? [duplicate]

Is "The crowd are loving this." acceptable grammar? I think it should be "The crowd is loving this." Does it matter if it's a UK newspaper?
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The Calvary Singular or Plural [duplicate]

Would you say "The Calvary wasn't coming" or "The Calvary weren't coming"?
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Name for a singular noun that is used like a plural? [duplicate]

Is there a word for a noun that is singular but can be used like it is plural? For example... Q: How is your team doing? A: They are doing great. Or Manchester United are at the top of ...
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“IS” or 'ARE' ? in this sentence [duplicate]

Please have a look at this sentence. "Troy University International Partners is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Troy University does not extend to or include ...
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Do vs Does which one is it? [duplicate]

Which is the correct heading? What StackOverflow does. or What StackOverflow do.
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Plural or singular when referencing a company [duplicate]

Which is correct when using as a title: Who is Microsoft? or Who are Microsoft?
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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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Should “megafauna” take a plural verb or a singular one?

I know megafauna is not a very common word, while fauna is more so. Fauna is singular, defined as a group of animals. ex. "The African fauna is diverse". Megafauna is the word defining all animals ...
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include or includes [duplicate]

Here's the sentence: "CONAMES's Flight Performance Systems (FPS) product family includes solutions on aircraft that collect, process and convey valuable information used to increase the performance of ...
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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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“Company is” or “Company are”? [duplicate]

I'm not sure if "is" or "are" would be correct. I've written what I'm trying to say in 2 different ways; one being option A and the other being option B. Option A: 'What is the name of the company? ...
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Is/Are confusion [duplicate]

Microsoft word says that "are" should be replaced with "is", but to me, it doesn't read well. In Battle Royale, a group of high school students are forced to choose a weapon before being sent to ...
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It came in NDA 2018 and I want an explanation of the answer and do it fast [duplicate]

The jury were/was called and their individual opinion were noted .what will come were or was
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Referring back to a 'duo' [duplicate]

Quick question: "The duo known as Pin Up Club owes its name to..." In this sentence, am I correctly referring to 'the duo' with 'its name'? Or should this be 'their name'? Thank you in advance.
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England need or needs? [duplicate]

During cricket matches I always hear commentators to say England need 8 runs to win. Is it grammatical?
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Make or makes, in this instance [duplicate]

'We are one, a global team that makes/make each other better.' Which would be the correct?
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Grammatical number of “U.S.” [duplicate]

I could not find a definitive answer to this question. When using U.S. (or US) in a sentence, would it be more appropriate to say: “The U.S. were founded” or “The U.S. was founded” I know that the ...
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Should you use “it” or “they” when referencing a group of people? [duplicate]

Should you use it or they when referencing a group of people? Here is the example sentence: A group of students was walking on the road when a truck hit them/it and it/they was/were immediately ...
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why is “go missing” in this sentence ? [duplicate]

Napoli go missing against Juventus as Higuaín seals a victory for 'Maxism' This sentence is the title of this article. I really don't understand why " go missing" is used instead of " goes missing".
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Singular they for an organization, company, country

Sometimes I stumble upon singular "they" when referring not to a person, but an organization, such as a company or a country, for instance: Company A is doing well: their shares doubled in price ...
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“a group of dancers who perform…” or “a group of dancers who performs…”?

The poet represents the daffodils as a group of dancers who (perform) a beautiful dance. Is it correct to write (perform) or I should write (performs).
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“There is” or “There are”: which is appropriate before “a whole slew of academic articles”? [duplicate]

There are a whole slew of academic articles. To me, it seems that this sentence should say "There is a whole slew of academic articles," because the agreement should be with "slew." But I'm having a ...
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Plurals: Is it live or lives and Is it work or works in this example? [duplicate]

Which is correct? The Maritime Quarter Residents' Association support and represent everyone that live and work in the Maritime Quarter. or The Maritime Quarter Residents' Association support ...
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A huge crowd were/was

Should I use "was" or "were" in the following context? A huge crowd were/was present there.
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The committee who have been working hard or the committee which has been working hard? [duplicate]

When referring to a committee that has been working hard, which of the following would you say? The committee which has been working hard. The committee who have been working hard. The committee is ...
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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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Is it common to use the plural when the subject is an organization? [duplicate]

I have seen several occurrences of the plural for the name of an organization of company, but also occurrences of the singular. For example, "Mango Ltd. have just put their new 'mPhone 8' on the ...
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Verb - agreement dilemma - 'first-two days'

I am having some trouble coming up with a natural-sounding expression whilst still ensuring conformity to the rule of Subject-verb agreement. At the centre of my concern is the phrase "first-two days" ...
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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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“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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