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    Doubt in sentence formation

    Dear Teacher,

    Is the following sentence right or wrong?

    "American army is a good team"

    what we have to use in this sentence, 'is' or 'are'?

    Please advice asap.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Doubt in sentence formation

    Quote Originally Posted by vineesh View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Is the following sentence right or wrong?

    "American army is a good team"

    what we have to use in this sentence, 'is' or 'are'?

    Please advice asap.

    Thank you.

    Think about the difference between singular nouns and plural nouns. An army is a singular thing, even though it is made up of many elements.

    If the sentence read, "American soldiers . . . ." then the next word would be 'are,' because soldiers is a plural noun.

    So, the correct answer to your question, is, "The American army is a good team." (You omitted the word 'The' at the beginning of the sentence; it's a bit awkward without it.)

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