When the subject is a collective unit such as the following examples:
4. name of a country (Australia, Japan..etc)
What is the correct form to use, singular or plural ?
Singular - Client approves the change ?
Plural - Client approve the change ?
Which one is correct ?
Any explanation would be appreciated. Thanks!
In the U.S., we seem to have more of a tendency to use the singular verb. If, for some reason, you are going to the trouble of defining them as individuals, then you could see the plural.
I believe that the plural form shows up more often in BrE.
(You also need to use an article with "Client" and "Department.")