Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Iron Maiden

  1. queenbu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Maltese
      • Home Country:
      • Malta
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 1,030
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Iron Maiden

    On bbclearningenglish.com I found:
    'Iron Maiden are one of the most successful and influential British heavy metal rock bands.'
    but also 'The band takes the name....'
    When is a band referred to as singular and when plural?
    Thanks for your help.


    • Join Date: Sep 2006
    • Posts: 44
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Iron Maiden

    Bands tend to be referred to as singular in American English, but plural in British English.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 134
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Iron Maiden

    Dear Queenbu,
    THe use you have shown are both singular.

    thanks

  2. queenbu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Maltese
      • Home Country:
      • Malta
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 1,030
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: Iron Maiden

    So...thanks for your answers but.....
    RobbieCook-why use two different criteria on the same bbc website?
    Shad-Iron Maiden are one ......-'are' is used for plural as in 'They are one of the..........'
    Queenbu

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 134
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: Iron Maiden

    thank you for correcting me, Queenbu ..

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •