Regarding capitalization, Chicago Manual of Style says: “Words that refer to political divisions – from the Empire, republic and state to the municipality and municipality – are emphasized when they follow a name and are used as an accepted part of the name. If the name is preceded, these terms are usually capitalized on behalf of countries, but are put in tiny places in units below the national level. Only used, they are usually small. Example: Washington State; Washington State. There must be a singular verb: the state must take care of its citizens. Do you trust your understanding of collective subversives? We do not know the rules of the TEAS manual. It seems that they deal with the sub-words dealt with in Our Article 6 of the subject-verb agreement, as well as our attention to the word “none,” which immediately follows Article 6. See also our blog None Were vs. None Was. There are three names in the sentence above. One is a collective noun, and the others are plural nouns. But I`m writing a friend`s book (a commentary on the book of the Galatians) and I came across a grammatical structure that is usual, but I just don`t know what`s considered right. My friend wrote: “The society these men kept were those who neglected the work of Christ and chose instead to justify themselves by the acts of the law.” Strictly speaking, “company” is the subject and should, because it is singular, adopt a singular verb.

So it sounds a bit “wrong,” as he wrote. But the verb in the singular “was” to change, sounds even worse. I`m going to leave it like “were” because “it was,” it sounds horrible. In this sentence, there are two clauses, each with its own subject and verb. The subject and verb of the first sentence are singularly: Ruby Roundhouse knew it. The subject and verb of the second sentence are also singularly: the path and war. However, since there are two clauses with two distinct verbs, we must ensure that there is also an agreement in a tense form. As the verb “knew” is tense in the past, the verb “what” must also be stretched in the past. If the two sentences do not follow the same pattern and have the same elements; and they should therefore carry the same subject/verb agreement. Therefore, your sentence should be written” Ninety days in prison were ordered. Or avoid these sticky areas with “The accused has been sentenced to 90 days in prison. Now that you understand what collective nouns are and how to use them correctly in a sentence, we practice identifying them and verifying the proper use of verbs and pronouns.

Remember, collective nouns are considered singular nouns, and they should be used with singular verbs and pronouns. Collective nouns refer to individual entities composed of several individuals. Good writers will make the difference between the single group and its components: the team enters the playoffs. The team members go on holiday. The fractions and percentages can be singular or plural depending on the object of the preposition. As workforce is in this particular sentence a singular noun with plural connotations such as the jury, the company, the orchestra, the community, etc. the author can use either a singular or a plural verb. (In addition, our rule 1 of number writing says: “Spell out all the numbers starting a sentence.”) In your example, participants act individually within the unit. Therefore, use the plural verb. For clarity, we recommend rewriting the sentence, as participants did not agree on the answers. With words like the majority, which specify parts (some, all, none, etc.

– look at the name in your sentence (preposition object) to determine whether a singular or plural should be used.