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  1. moonlike's Avatar
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    #1

    Smile Family/singular or plural

    Howdy,

    Could you kindly answer these questions?
    1.- Does/Do your family like watching films? (which one is right and if both are right what is the suitable short answer for each one?)
    - Yes,..............(what's the short answer here).
    I know that family can be regarded as singular and plural but I have difficulty matching an appropriate auxiliary verb, a subject and object pronoun.

    Thanks a bunch

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    #2

    Re: Family/singular or plural

    1. Do your family like watching films? Yes, they do. / Yes, we do.
    2. Does your family like watcjing films? (Yes, it does.) / Yes, they do. /Yes, we do.


    Despite the lack of consistency, I think that we'd be more likely to use 'they' rather than 'it' in #2.

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    Re: Family/singular or plural

    Thanks a lot dear 5jj.

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