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    • Join Date: Mar 2009
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    #1

    are or is its people?

    Which sentence sounds best or most natural? Are they all correct?


    ...But Namor's greatest asset is its people.
    ...But Namor's greatest assets are its people.
    ...But its people are Namor's greatest asset.


    • Join Date: Feb 2009
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    #2

    Re: are or is its people?

    I prefer: "But Namor's greatest asset is its people."

    ...But Namor's greatest assets are its people.
    'Greatest' is a superlative, you can apply it to a group when refering to the group as a single entity.


    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    #3

    Re: are or is its people?

    ´greatest asset´is singular and so you say is its people
    ´greatest assets´is plural and so you say are its people

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