Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: The executive

  1. keannu's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 5,438

    The executive

    Can this be singular or plural depending on context? I have known it as only a sigular person.

    kk131)The executive is going to come to the bargaining table this morning for talks with the labor union.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 50,786

    Re: The executive

    In that context, "the executive" is seen as a single body of people and takes the singular. If you referred to them individually, they would be "the executives" (referring to the people) and would take the plural.

    I would say that you're more likely to see "The executive committee is going to come ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts