Singular or Plural: Where are the RSCDS???
Andrew C Aitchison March 11, 2006, 6:38 p.m. (Message 44634)
On Sat, 11 Mar 2006 email@example.com wrote: > would say (and write): "Where IS the RSCDS, where WAS the RSCDS?" Is this > colloquial usage in British English (singular collective noun + plural verb) > quite common or merely optional? Would it also be considered correct in a more > formal setting? I *think* I was taught that treating an organisation as plural is required; think of it as: a big disappointment that RSCDS [dancers] were noticibly absent versus a big disappointment that [the] RSCDS was noticibly absent Andrew