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    Default singular/plural verb for uncountable noun?

    when we use the uncountable noun as the subject, like 'staff', do we use singular or plural form of the verb?

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    Default Re: singular/plural verb for uncountable noun?

    Quote Originally Posted by edmond View Post
    when we use the uncountable noun as the subject, like 'staff', do we use singular or plural form of the verb?
    It's a matter of choice with "staff" (in BrE). If you see the staff as a unit, use the singular; if you see them as a group of individuals, use the plural.

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    Default Re: singular/plural verb for uncountable noun?

    Same is true in AmE -- you'll see it both ways.

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