Generic as in; e.g., the group kindergarten, the group voucher? No. In our example, the nouns kindergarten and voucher are individuated. Their referents are known to the person reading the procedures document. Those terms were made clear to the reader prior to their mention here, right?:
Originally Posted by Casiopea
If (the/a) kindergarten(s) can confirm the number of staff and ensure that (the/a) voucher(s) ... That they is plural and its referent the kindergarten singular isn't a violation of the grammar. They has a human referent, it does not. The semantics are similar to e.g., the police, they; the committee, they.
Does that help?[/quote]
Yeah, it helps. Thanks, Casiopea.