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17 September 2017
Statement about collective nouns in English
Collective nouns, such as family, team, and company are singular. The pronoun that would refer to these particular nouns is "it." A speaker may change to "they" but the speakers would be referring to family members, players, or employees. One would right, "A spokesperson for the company announced that it is profitable."
This question relates to:French lesson "Nouns that are plural in English but singular in French, and vice versa"
19 September 2017
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