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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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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 favourite band's ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Much staff vs many staff [duplicate]

I was wondering which one of following sentences is the right way of asking: "How much staff do you have?" "How many staff do you have?" Personally I would use "much", ...
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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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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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Proper conjugation when using "trio" [duplicate]

I have a question regarding word usage when using "trio" in a sentence. Here's an example sentence: The trio tries to find the way but appear to be lost. Should "tries" be in the third person, ...
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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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