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Topic: A couple was/were walking in the park.
Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:29:01 AM
collective noun
n.
A noun that denotes a collection of individuals regarded as a unit.
Usage Note: In American usage, a collective noun takes a singular verb when it refers to the collection considered as a whole, as in The family was united on this question. The enemy is suing for peace. It takes a plural verb when it refers to the members of the group considered as individuals, as in My family are always fighting among themselves. The enemy were showing up in groups of three or four to turn in their weapons. In British usage, however, collective nouns are more often treated as plurals: The government have not announced a new policy. The team are playing in the test matches next week. A collective noun should not be treated as both singular and plural in the same construction; thus The family is determined to press its (not their) claim. Among the common collective nouns are committee, clergy, company, enemy, group, family, flock, public, and team. Note that collective nouns always refer to people or living creatures. Similar inanimate nouns, such as furniture and luggage, differ in that they cannot be counted individually. It is ungrammatical to say a furniture or a luggage. These nouns are called mass nouns or noncount nouns, and they always take a singular verb. See Usage Note at group.

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Topic: Hermine Braunsteiner Becomes First Nazi Extradited from the US (1973)
Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 9:53:38 AM
I wonder what Israelis would have done if Israel were as powerful as the USA.
Topic: Unit 731
Posted: Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:35:55 PM
Japan likes to play victim of WII and conveniently forget about the atrocity it has committed against humanity.

Do you know Japanese prime minister Abe showed off in a plane numbered 731? See the picture linked here and tell us what do you think about Abe of Japan.


Topic: Nine-Year-Old Cynthia Ann Parker Kidnapped by Comanches (1836)
Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:08:24 PM
How can she side with those savaged?
Topic: Trump is Hollowing out Financial System Safeguards Put in Place After 2008 World Meltdown
Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:42:08 PM
Those entities may reside outside of US they surely are controlled by US
corporations. US corporation and military industrial complex, those are the ones that wear the pants in the US.
Topic: Canada's Grief
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:45:49 PM
On the other hand, Canada is much safer than Syria.
Topic: marry beneath (oneself)
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:47:47 PM
A wise woman had better marry beneath her. Much better chance to be happy. An unwise woman will be unhappy likely either way.
Topic: Clothes alter our very nature. A man could not help being fierce and daring with a plume in his bonnet, a dagger in his belt,...
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:42:49 AM
"puffy white things"
Topic: an idiom related problem
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 3:36:31 PM
One possibility: he dropped the company like a bad habit.
Topic: International Women's Day
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:41:29 PM
progpen wrote:
TMe wrote:
On Women's Day, I wanna know how many women have exempted maids from house-hold chores or other duties?


Maids? You must run in different circles than I do. We clean our own stuff.


Right. Or, I will let my footman do all the house-hold chores today, and let my maid have a day off. Let me find them first. Darn.

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