Where is the Royal Scottish Dance Society
Wesley Harry March 11, 2006, 8:56 p.m. (Message 44635)
A lot will depend an the audience. If you are speaking (writing) to non-dancers, surely you would refer to the Royal Scottish Dance Society, i.e. singular. But if using RSCDS (speaking to people who know what the acronym means), then the organisation indicates a plural. However, "Where is the RSCDS?" would mean where are they at this time - but "Where was the RSCDS?" meaning where were they then? Wesley (Just throwing another spanner!)
Volleyballjerry March 11, 2006, 9:07 p.m. (Message 44636, in reply to message 44635)
In a message dated 03/11/2006 11:56:45 AM Pacific Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > "Where is the RSCDS?" would mean where are they at this time - but "Where > was the RSCDS?" meaning where were they then? > Wesley > (Just throwing another spanner!) > > The question wasn't "where is..." vs. "where was..." but rather "where is/was.." vs. "where are/were..." And of course for us the "spanner" would be a wrench, and in this particular expression a monkey wrench. (:->) Robb
simon scott March 12, 2006, 4:44 a.m. (Message 44640, in reply to message 44636)
The RSCDS .. "IS" It is a single organization RSCDS dancers, members etc .. "ARE" As a collective group. USA as the name of a country .. "IS" It is a single country. USA as a collective group of States .. "ARE"