“A team is training. Two teams train. I don`t see what`s complicated. Singular subunity – singular verb; plural noun – plural verb. I read that the British as a group of units feel collective nouns, and that is why they use the prurial form with them. We can therefore conclude that grammar rules are not always based on logic. In this example, politics is only a theme; Therefore, the sentence has a singular verb. I do not respectfully agree with your use of the plural form when it concerns “team or staff.” Recently, I heard a national television reporter use a plural verb when he was referring to a married couple — she used it twice. This is what led me to deal with it, because it is at odds with what I learned in public school (1937-1950). I realize that language is developing, but I will continue to use the singular verb with all the collective subtantifs, and if I listen, it will continue to rub me on the nerves. The word people is a plural name. Therefore, plural love is used. Our article When to Add s to a Verb provides more information on how to choose the right verb form.

Note that in our Rule 6, the “subject and verb contract” says: “Usually use a plural with two or more subjects if they are adorned and connected.” There are exceptions to this rule when subjects or names form in the sentence a unity or unity, a collective idea or a unity of the idea. (They called it “the same” but it may be too restrictive.) For example, we have seen where a singular verb is used with two themes, which are used by “peanut butter and jelly is my favorite snack,” “Profit and loss is important for any business” and “spaghetti and meatballs fit well with garlic bread.” In these cases, the interpretation of “unity of the idea” essentially belongs to the author of the sentence. In the face of this, either “loss of life and serious injury in the sky is unacceptable” or “loss of life and serious injury in the sky is unacceptable.” The word student is not a collective effort. It`s a plural name. Unless you write a series of instructions, we prefer the use of the article before the word students. As you write about more than one student, there are several offices and fingers. Therefore, write this: Class titles can be highlighted if they are formally used with a particular school like the Washington High School class of 2012. The terms that refer to a student`s status, such as.B. Senior and Junior, are small. Since the 2012 senior class acts as a singular entity (including the use of the possessive pronoun), the singular verb should be used. Teachers write well.

It`s true? Because it is a collective noun 1. A sentence or clause between the subject and the verb does not change the number of objects. The appropriate themes and verbs seem simple. But confusion can arise when collective nouns are used as subjects.