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How do you tell if a collective noun is plural or singular?
Last Updated: 30th June, 2020
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Besides, is member a collective noun?
Collective nouns. A collective noun isused to refer to an entire group of persons, animals or things; ittherefore includes more than one member. For example, thecollective noun family stands for parents and children.People: board, choir, class, committee, family, group, jury, panel,staff.
Additionally, does personnel take a singular or plural verb? I consider the word personnel to besingular. The plural personnels is not used, becausethis word is a collective noun, i.e. a singular nounthat can be treated as plural and gets a pluralverb, just like police, family, etc.
Thereof, is the word jury singular or plural?
Jury as a whole sequestered..so the juryas a collective noun takes singular verb. But, if you intendto refer to the members considered as individuals, it will takeplural verb. Example: The jury were divided on asingle point.
Is system a collective noun?
collective noun It takes a plural verb when it refers to the members ofthe group considered as individuals, as in My family are alwaysfighting among themselves.