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    #1

    Is band name singular or plural?

    It seems like band names are both used as singular AND plural.

    For example, I've seen both of the followings:
    "Green Day is ....."
    "Green Day are ....."

    What would be correct?
    Also what about band names that are plural (i.e. Pet Shop Boys)?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Is band name singular or plural?

    Like most collective nouns, band names can be followed by a singular or plural form of the verb, in BrE at least. The plural form is more common, especially with bands.

    When the name has a specifically plural form, as in Pet Shop Boys, then the singlar form of the verb is not used.

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