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    population don't/doesn't

    Hello again,

    I have another question...is ist "most of our population don't or doesn't know..."

    Thanks for your help!


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    Re: population don't/doesn't

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    Hello again,

    I have another question...is ist "most of our population don't or doesn't know..."

    Thanks for your help!
    Both work; different meaning.
    Polulation is a collective noun, or group noun, which designates a group of people or animals.

    When such a group is considered as a single unit, the word is used with a singular verb and singular pronouns. But when the focus is on the individual members of the group, use a plural verb.

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