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    Singular vs. plural

    "We, Party Maniax, are a young and dynamic party promoter."

    The above sentence sounds awkward to me, but I'm not entirely convinced it's wrong. If the author is talking about "we" as a whole, it may be correct to write "a party promoter" instead of "party promoters." Is it?

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    Re: Singular vs. plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "We, Party Maniax, are a young and dynamic party promoter."

    The above sentence sounds awkward to me, but I'm not entirely convinced it's wrong. If the author is talking about "we" as a whole, it may be correct to write "a party promoter" instead of "party promoters." Is it?

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    It's certainly awkward in AmE. I would also say that it's wrong. Your suggestion is far better. Wait for a comment from a BrE-speaker.

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    Re: Singular vs. plural

    What about these?

    We, General Motors, are an old and enormous car company.
    We, Farm Fresh Market, are a trusted and reliable vegetable seller.

    What's the difference between my sentences and yours? I agree that they all sound a little awkward, and I would never have expressed myself that way; however, I can't find anything wrong with them.

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    Re: Singular vs. plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "We, Party Maniax, are a young and dynamic party promoter."
    Here is a speaker of BrE: I agree with those who feel that it may sound awkward, but it's not wrong. It is the company that is a promoter of things. Mykwyner's useful examples provided support for this idea.

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