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    #1

    People is or are

    Hi. I wonder whether to use the singular form of the verb "be" when saying "Armenian people is celebrating..."?

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    #2

    Re: People is or are

    People are.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: People is or are

    In this situation you should use the people are celebrating, but it is not always the case with certain groups of people when they have a collective name. For example, my family is/are having a barbecue tonight, or the police force is/are looking into it.

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