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Collective Nouns Examples Subject Verb Agreement

by on Sep.15, 2021, under Uncategorized

If the members of a collective name perform an action as individuals, use a plural verblage. In this case, all or some members of the group do something independently of the other members; the group does not act together as a unit. Our Rule 13 of the Subjects and Verbs Agreement says, “Use a singular verb with sums of money or periods.” Examples: ten dollars is a high price. Five years is the maximum penalty for this offence. In many cases, it may seem more natural to make the subject plural by adding a word like members: in the link you indicated, Rule 19 is for the titles of books, movies, and novels. This rule says that the entire title is singular, not just the subject of a sentence. In the example, The Burbs is a unique title of a movie. Percentages are expressed in numbers, unless they occur at the beginning of a sentence. Fractions and percentages, such as team and staff, can be either singular or plural depending on the purpose of the next preposition. In this case, man is the object of the preposition of. We have already said that people are plural.

As a result, 25% of importance becomes plural. My blog “Subject and Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns” focuses on determining the use of a singular or plural verb, depending on whether these nouns act as a unit or with individuality within the unit, regardless of British or American tendencies. . . .

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