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Jury was divided or Jury were divided? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are collective nouns always plural, or are certain ones singular? Is “staff” plural? What is correct? The jury was divided or The jury were divided? I am told ...
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2answers
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Is a music band a singular or a collective entity, grammatically speaking? [duplicate]

Duplicate: Is the usage of “are” correct when referring to a team/group/band? What is correct to say? Korn* is a great band OR Korn* are a great band. (* You can replace your ...
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Conjugating verbs for nouns referring to groups of people [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is staff plural? Frequently when reading tech articles, I see sentences like "Microsoft have released ..." or "Apple have announced ...". This seems wrong to me because the ...
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The class is/are all working on a project together [duplicate]

The class is/are all working on a project together. I am curious to know whether I can use both is and are in this sentence - with a small difference in meaning.
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1answer
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Staff were or staff was [duplicate]

I am having a hard time determining the correct usage when referring to my staff in a sentence. It includes multiple employees. Should I say" Staff were busy this fall or Staff was busy this fall.....
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1answer
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“Is on” or “are on”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is staff plural? The family is on a tour The family are on a tour Which one is correct and why?
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1answer
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Which is correct when using the word staff? [duplicate]

Which sentence is correct? Call center staff receive the information, or call center staff receives the information? I would consider the use of the word Staff as plural in this usage case.
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Staff “are” or staff “is” [duplicate]

Which is correct in the following example? "The following staff are/is (?) absent today: John Doe Jane Doe Bob Doe"
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Staff and percent. Which one of these two statements is correct? [duplicate]

Which one of these two statements is correct? 60% of staff work or 60% of staff works
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Is the usage of “are” correct when referring to a team/group/band? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is staff plural? It always sounds wrong to me when people refer to a proper team, group, band, etc. in plural form, e.g.: Nirvana are the creators of grunge. The Avalanche ...
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Subject verb agreement with collective nouns [duplicate]

In this sentence, which verb is correct? (Is/Are) staff given discounts on supplies?
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“XYZ caterers is..” or “XYZ caterers are..”? [duplicate]

In the following statement, which one is grammatically correct? XYZ caterers is on to something big OR XYZ caterers are on to something big I thought that it should be 'are' as caterers is ...
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Plural/singular form for a company in American English? [duplicate]

Somewhere on the internet a guy claims that in American English it's proper to use the singular form for conjugating the predicate of group terms such as company, band, team etc. In British English, ...
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Which one is correct in the context:“have” Or “has” [duplicate]

1) Our team of nationally recognized trainers has earned multiple titles…. In the first version team is the object making has correct. Or 2) Our team of nationally recognized trainers have ...

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