The audience give/gives ??? their standing ovation everytime when an onstage
performance is finished.
According to what i know ' audience ' can serve as a singular noun as well as plural when we refer to the people, right ? But in the above case, which ' give/ gives ' is correct ?
In British English, they are both fine. Americans tend to use the singular more for collective nouns.
I would say it's a strong tendency.
Originally Posted by tdol
I see, thanks :) That clears up the mess :)
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Last Post: 29-Oct-2003, 00:23
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