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  1. FinLeavell
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    Talking 'is' or 'are' proper singular group name

    Hello! My question involves the following two sentences. Can anybody help me decipher which is correct? My band's name is 'The Summer Obsession' and in our six years of existence I have never known the correct usage:

    The Summer Obsession <b>are</b> a 3 piece rock band.

    The Summer Obsession <b>is</b> a 3 piece rock band.

    I've always used 'is' but have seen it used both ways in articles.

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    Re: 'is' or 'are' proper singular group name

    The Summer Obsession is a 3 piece rock band.

    The Summer Obsession are a 3 piece rock band.
    Both are correct.
    'Is' refers to the group.
    'Are' refers to the three band members.
    3-piece should be hyphenated.

    not a teacher

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