B5: Subject-Verb Agreement, Collective Nouns

B5: Subject-Verb Agreement, Collective Nouns: Because collective nouns are counted as one, they are singular and require a singular verb.  See Writing for Success Section 2.2 pp. 60-61 or RULE 7 at the following: https://valenciacollege.edu/osceola/mainlab/documents/13RulesofSubject-VerbAgreement.pdf


Words like audience, family, team, committee, group, etc. are collective nouns

 The family is getting restless.

 The Marines is a valiant organization.



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