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    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.

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    Default Re: Iron Maiden

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

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

    thanks

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    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

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    thank you for correcting me, Queenbu ..

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