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1. A group of reporters was / were at the reception yesterday. They were there to interview the singer.
2. The class is / are getting ready for recess. They are queuing up now.
Which verbs should be used? Or are both fine?
A group was (because the group is a single entity made up of two or more lements).
The class is (for the exact same reason).
the reporter is . . . .
the reporters are . . . .
the groups are . . . .
the classes are . . . .
the student is . . . .
the students are . . . .