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    Singular or plural ?

    I would like to know whether a calling attached to a name, usually in business, is to be treated as singular or plural. For example, would it be
    " M. Aftab Furriers invites you to... " or M.Aftab Furriers invite you to..." or, say, " Elphinstone Jewellers requests your ..." or "Elphinstone Jewellers request your...".

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    Re: Singular or plural ?

    Quote Originally Posted by chiradeep sirkar View Post
    I would like to know whether a calling attached to a name, usually in business, is to be treated as singular or plural. For example, would it be
    " M. Aftab Furriers invites you to... " or M.Aftab Furriers invite you to..." or, say, " Elphinstone Jewellers requests your ..." or "Elphinstone Jewellers request your...".
    Both forms are used, my preference is for "invite" and "request".

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