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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Is it “the team is...” or “the team are...”?

No “rule” for this one. Depends on what you mean. Are you referring to the team as a unit? Use “is” (The team is on the road). If you’re referring to all the members of the team, use “are” (The team are eating  supper). If in doubt, insert “members of...” and if it fits, you have your answer.

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