1. Cacian
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    Plural Nouns

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Cacian, Dec 21, 2011.

    Plurra/singular nouns like:

    entourage
    people
    Family



    what is the correct way?

    Her entourage call her.
    or
    Her entourage calls her.

    Her family are amasing.
    or
    Her family is amasing.
     
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    Google "collective nouns" and there should be a few guides to tell you what you need to know. :)
     
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    although an 'entourage' consists of more than one person, it would be the singular 'calls' due to it being a 'collective noun' [look them up as suggested above]

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    first of all, it's spelled 'amazing' on both sides of the pond...

    and again, as 'family' is a collective noun, you use the singular 'is'...

    however, 'people' is just a normal plural noun... so it's 'people call' and 'people are'...
     

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