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    Talking singular or plural

    Which is correct...The company 'has' or 'have'? I read some where that even though a company is singular, but the verb thereafter must be treated as plural. I hope my question makes sense.

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    Default Re: singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Nastybadboy7045 View Post
    Which is correct...The company 'has' or 'have'? I read some where that even though a company is singular, but the verb thereafter must be treated as plural. I hope my question makes sense.
    Both are acceptable in BrE.

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    Default Re: singular or plural

    Welcome to the forum Nastybadboy. The question made perfect sense, and bhaisahab could answer with no problem. Your thread title was also relevant.

    I believe that the singular verb form is preferred in AmE. Perhaps an American will confirm this.

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    Definitely in the US we would prefer the singular form of the verb.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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