Collective Nouns With Verb Agreement

“Stop the traffic! The Bush family is related to a slaver. In this case, shouldn`t the verb be “is”? In our rule 13 of the subject and verb agreement, it says: “Use a single verb with sums of money or periods.” Examples: $10 is a high price to pay. Five years is the maximum penalty for this offence. I ask because, although “man” is plural, “one of the men” indicates a singular object that would require the use of a singular verb. I think the singular verb is just because the subject is a unit, but I want to be sure. If that is not true, I want to know why. With words like the majority, which specify parts (some, all, none, etc. – look at the name in your sentence (preposition object) to determine whether a singular or plural should be used. If the object of the preposition is singular, use a singular verb. If the object of the preposition is plural, use a plural verb. The word population is a collective noun which, according to the author`s intention, can take either a singular verb or a plural verb. If you are the author, you determine whether the majority of the population represents one or more groups (perhaps because they live in different urban areas).

Let the students follow the outline of the finger. Let the students follow the outlines with their fingers. My colleagues and I do not agree on whether “students” are a collective nostunist; Maybe you can decide the problem. Which sentence is right and why? In the case of a group of doctors is to travel…. in the previous rules, you mentioned that a collective noun followed by a pluralistic object of preposition agrees to a plural in different cases…. ZB “India has a team of players who are engaged” here we use `are`. Similarly, the group is a collective nomun, followed by doctors. Shouldn`t it be “a group of doctors traveling in Haiti?” Technically, since grade 12 acts as a unit in your first movement, use the singular verb. In your second sentence, class members act individually within the unit. Therefore, use the plural verb have.

These phrases could however be better expressed than: 1st Class 12 is … 2. The class expressed differing views on this issue. I`m with Ron in this case, and it`s even more common sense. It is not acceptable to extract the first word “one” in this context and describe it as a subject; the theme is “one in four people… ». The words after “one” are not prepositional, they all go to make the theme. As “one in four people” represents a number of more than one, the theme is plural, so Ron is right. If you use your logic, you would say, “One percent (of an accountant) is white.” Please tell me you wouldn`t…

Our contribution When to Add s to a Verb says: “Sometimes a helping verb (also called auxiliary) is used in conjunction with the main verb. When a helping verb is used, the spelling of the main verb does not change. Therefore, use the verb with the auxiliary does. In your sentence, the word staff is a collective Nov that acts as a unit. This is why, in American English, it is treated as a single name and uses the singular verb meets. However, in British English, staff would not be considered a forgery. Team names and music group names that are plural take plurals. For example: The Yankees are in first place.

The Jonas Brothers are popular. One thing I read and hear diverts my attention from what is said to say how it is said involves a numbers agreement. For example, someone might say, “My fear number one is a heart attack.” Obviously, the spokesperson fears “a heart attack” or simply a “heart attack”, but often the subject and the predictive nominative (if I remember my English high school correctly) do not match in number.