Undetermined pronouns anyone, everyone, someone, no one, nobody are always singular and therefore require singular verbs. Most sports teams are plural: Eagles, Pirates, Cubs, Red Wings, Lakers, etc. For this reason, writers used pluralistic verbs with them. They take a singular verb when referring to a single size: Use the plural verb as these two subjects are related to each other by and by and by. In fact, I thought they were people who loved you because “people” is plural, it takes singular, but someone told me that their “people love you” because “people” may seem plural, but it`s counted as a singular. 2. The Mock-Trial team was satisfied with their presentations to the judge. The Singularverb was and pronomen it is used if the author wants to make it clear that the team members were generally all satisfied with the presentations. OR The Mock-Trial team was satisfied with their presentations to the judge. The plural was and the pronoun are used if the author wants to make it clear that there were some disagreements between the team, but overall they were satisfied with the presentations. “A team trains. Train with two teams. I don`t see what`s complicated. Singular Substantiv = Singularverb; Plural noun = plural verblage.

I read that the British feel collective names as a group of units, and that is why they use prural forms with them. We can therefore conclude that grammar rules are not always based on logic. I know I shouldn`t be disturbed, but it drives me crazy to hear collective names associated with plural obstructions. When I read Wikipedia, I see where “Led Zeppelin was an English rock band…” It looks wrong. The fact that the group was British should not require that British rules in English apply. I would never say, “Coca-Cola is working on a new formula.” The Coca-Cola Company is a collective noun and it is therefore appropriate to use a singular verb as in “Coca-Cola IS WORKING on a new formula”. Since you have several topics in your sentence, use the plural are. In addition, many writers would remove the comma after “life”. The verb in both sentences is correct depending on whether you are writing about an event in the present or in the past.

(The importance of “in business” is complicated and ambiguous.) Collective nouns are particularly difficult because, depending on the context, they can be either singular or plural. If the group acts together as a unit, use a singular verb. However, if the group acts as a separate individual, preference is given to the plural. Class titles can be highlighted if they are formally used with a particular school like Washington High School Class of 2012. Terms that refer to student status, such as senior and junior, are written in small terms. Since the upper class of 2012 is a unit (which is proven by the use of the possessive singular pronoun its), the singular opinion should be announced. If the fraction or percentage is in front of a collective name, follow the rules you learned in the collective names lesson in this module. Remember that collective nouns may accept singular or plural verbage, depending on whether the noun is acting as an entire group or whether the members of the group are acting as individuals. Regarding capital letters, the Chicago Manual of Style says, “Words that designate political divisions — from empire, republic, and state to municipality and district — are emphasized when they follow a name and are used as an accepted part of the name.

When the name precedes, these terms are usually highlighted in the name of countries, but are rewritten in entities below the national level. . . .