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A flock of goats is eating grass near the mountain.
A flock of goats are eating grass near the mountain.
it begins with 'a'
use singular or plural verb ?
By the way, it's "a herd of goats", not a "flock". It's "a flock of sheep".
I need more sleep. I looked at that sentence over and over and couldn't think why it sounded wrong! Duh!
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.
i thought it was "flock"..
thanks for the reminder..
goat and sheep are in the same family..:P
I respect all the above mentioned posts. In my Longman Advanced American Dictionary, it's written "flock: a group of sheep, goats or birds"/ "herd: a group of animals of one kind that lives and feeds together, like a herd of elephants"
Also, in oxford collocation flock and herd are both mentioned for goat.