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    #1

    Question is or are?

    Whic one is correct?
    X is a band formed by... or
    X are a band formed by...

    Are they both correct?

    THank you!
    Delia

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    #2

    Re: is or are?

    In American English, people tend to use singular verbs with collective nouns. In British English, it is common to use the plural, though some also use the singular.

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    #3

    Re: is or are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In American English, people tend to use singular verbs with collective nouns. In British English, it is common to use the plural, though some also use the singular.
    I agree about AmE, although there will be some difference if the band name is plural.

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