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    michellenancy is offline Newbie
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    Present tense

    Dear experts,

    I am confused about the words which shows collection like army, police. how they will be treated means which auxualiry verb will they take.


    Army do----------------- army does
    Army is ----------------- army are
    Army has---------------- army have


    Police do--------------- police does
    Police is--------------- police are
    police has-------------- police have



    Which one is correct. please explains theses collective nouns.




    Michelle nancy

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    Re: Present tense

    In British English, 'army' can be followed by either a singular or a plural verb.
    The word 'police' is always followed by a plural verb.

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