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Topic: six people vs. six persons
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011 4:08:57 AM
"people" is a collective noun. This word is used if you are referring to a group of people. "persons", on the other hand, is used if you are referring to a number of people individually. Though they are both plurals of the word "person".
Topic: ...and...was(?)
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 10:06:21 AM
The word "equipment" always takes a singular verb like the word "furniture" and "information" because they are mass nouns . The word equipment cannot be pluralized unless you will make it like "pieces of equipment". That will be the time for it to become plural.
Topic: All of them 'is' or 'are' ?
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 9:47:49 AM
MTC I think we had the same idea...
Topic: All of them 'is' or 'are' ?
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 9:46:47 AM
Thank you Antonio. Just focus with the question. Don't make it broad or complicated. Tnx
Topic: All of them 'is' or 'are' ?
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 7:08:12 AM
Rico, "all" is not a plural noun. It is an indefinite one.
Topic: All of them 'is' or 'are' ?
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 7:06:41 AM
It depends on the subject that the word "all" pertains to. "All of them are good" is the right one because the word "all" pertains to "them" which is plural. If you remove "them", it will be singular, ex. all is good.