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  1. Chethan
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    Post But cant the bank be singular?

    The bank acknowledged that they are and will continue to experience difficulties as it attempts to deal with the precipitous fall of the dollar against the yen and the dislocations reflected in the stock market decline.
    (A) they are and will continue to experience difficulties as it attempts
    (B) they are and will continue to experience difficulties as they attempt
    (C) it is and will continue to experience difficulties as it attempts
    (D) it is experiencing and will continue to experience difficulties as they make an attempt
    (E) its difficulties are likely to continue as it attempts

    Ans:B... But cant the bank be singular?

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    Re: But cant the bank be singular?

    'Bank' is a typical 'collective noun', a singular term which designates a group of people. These words (like 'bank') usually connote some kind of organization or structure.Such words raise questions of grammatical agreement, since they can be used to represent either the collective body or its individual members.

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