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    Is "A group of five" plural or singular

    Dear teachers,

    My friends, May, Jane, David, and I are planning to visit Japan next month.
    But I have a question when I am writing this in my diary:

    "A group of four people, May, Jane, David, and I are planning to visit Japan next month."
    What if I don't list the people after "A group of four people",
    shall use a singular verb instead?
    "A group of four people is planning to visit Japan next month."

    Please help, teachers.

    Thank you

    Kitty

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    Re: Is "A group of five" plural or singular

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Dear teachers,

    My friends, May, Jane, David, and I are planning to visit Japan next month.
    But I have a question when I am writing this in my diary:

    "A group of four people, May, Jane, David, and I are planning to visit Japan next month."
    What if I don't list the people after "A group of four people",
    shall use a singular verb instead?
    "A group of four people is planning to visit Japan next month."

    Please help, teachers.

    Thank you

    Kitty
    In BrE you can use either.

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    Re: Is "A group of five" plural or singular

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In BrE you can use either.
    Thank you for the help, bhaisahab.
    Could you see if there is any grammatical error if I change the sentence this way:

    We, in a group of four people, are planning to visit Japan next month.

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    Re: Is "A group of five" plural or singular

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Thank you for the help, bhaisahab.
    Could you see if there is any grammatical error if I change the sentence this way:

    We, in a group of four people, are planning to visit Japan next month.
    It's OK.

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    Re: Is "A group of five" plural or singular

    group of four people
    You can just say group of four.

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