Poll: The team ___ doing well.
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- Added: November 2003
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How many teams are there?
One team, but a number of members. In British English we happily use singular and plural for collective nouns. 'Police' is an exception, where we always use the plural.
with a singular team I'd go for the singular.
I couldn't care.
hey wat is the use of the questions ur displaying
It depends on whether the team (government, company) etc is being considered as a single entity or as a group. But it's important, in any one piece of writing, to decide one way or the other.
In America teams are considered a singular; in Britain, plural. The English side are playing well against France today. Usuallt France play better.
i would say both "is" & "are" are correct, because it could be :
The team ( as a whole) is doing well.
or The team ( members) are doing well.
Fenerbahce are the champion.(team should always be used plural)
'Team' is a singular collective term for a group of people. The same as a 'company'. If team is a plural, then why do you say "A team"? You don't say "A cars" or "A companies". Don't be ridiculous, 'team' is singular, end of story. The team IS doing well.