The agreement or refusal of a grammar rule does not change anything. The rule of the sub-verb agreement on collective nouns is what it is â€”â€”â€” is “respectfully not” agreed. In America, we are not very familiar with solid colors. It is perhaps more common in Commonwealth nations. On the surface, it would appear that this distinction can be interpreted in the singular or plural depending on the context. My bet is that the verb should be plural (z.B. However, I am a non-native English speaker and, after reading here, I was confused that the verb must correspond to the object of the preposition (which I consider in this case to be “furniture”). But there are a few cases where a singular collective noun actually expresses a plural idea and requires a plural verb. The following guidelines will help you decide whether a single collective noun takes a singular or a plural verb. I would like to know from the “group of schools invites” or “invite” for a few occasions. Our school will have a program, and we are part of two other schools, or rather, it is a group of schools…. What should be used as a verb arrangement? Carmel group of schools invites you or carmel group of schools invite you to a……..
This thread is quite long, so I`m not able to read all the o-shaped. But from what I`ve read, I tend to agree with the author`s opinion of things. (Although the “people” is, strictly speaking, a unique collective name (as in the American people) and can be pluralized as in “The peoples of the earth share a common humanity.” But, maybe it has become the archaic form, because virtually everyone uses people as the plural of the person) The theme in your sentence is pieces. Therefore, the verb must be plural to be compatible with the subject. The rule to which you refer applies only to partial words such as a quantity, some, all, etc., which are singular or plural, depending on what they refer to in the sentence that is normally the subject of the preposition. We understand by some of our Commonwealth readers that in their countries, pluralists are privileged with collective subtantes. In American English, we adapt the verb to the fact that the collective noun acts as unity or as separate individuals. We consider “the Coca-Cola company” as a unique, not collective, node. The sentence you quoted is deliberately intended to illustrate how Rule 14 works. Here too, Rule 14 states: “Sometimes the pronoun, object or object of a verb is in the middle of the sentence.
The pronouns that, and the singular or plural according to the noun, become right in front of them. So if this name is singular, use a singular verb. If it`s plural, use a plural verb.Â Since the one in the middle of the sentence, in front of the noun, which is plural, we use the plural do. You don`t need to consider the word one in the sentence. In American English, we usually use the name of a country as a place, although we often hear “America leads the basketball game,” or “the United States loses the hockey game, etc., while competing with international teams. We think the singular is just because the team as a whole wins or loses, not the individual team members who win or lose. In addition, we would be at the top of America… To be as acceptable as “the U.S. team leads…Â and “The Americans run the Australians” may seem a bit complicated, but it is also acceptable.
We understand that in British English, “the team loses” would not be considered false. My mom goes to the movies with her friends. Can you please shed some light on that and explain what to do with such constructions? Here are some other examples of collective nouns: family, team, jury, committee, organization, class, herd, army, council, group, public, panel, council, group, staff, stick, choir, orchestra.