Which Agreement Rule Applies To A Singular Collective Noun Functioning As A Unit

The pronoun that only refers to people, but it is a myth that may not refer to both people and things. He has had this for centuries. The King James version of the Bible, for example, refers to "He who is sinless." We will recognize this use in the eleventh edition of the Blue Book on Grammar and Interctuation, which will be published in February 2014. We will also make this change to the website GrammarBook.com at that time. I ask the question, because although "men" is plural, the "one of men" indicates a singular object that would require the use of a singular verb. I receive your newsletter and I always appreciate and learn from your very clear and concise explanations of the grammar rules. If the subject is one, a singular verb should be used. In addition, our number writing rule 1 says, "Write down all the numbers that begin a sentence. To be consistent, we recommend spelling out the two numbers. The phrase "one in fifteen" does not require hyphens. Therefore, write, "One in fifteen people in Wisconsin doesn`t have health insurance." The Associated Press Stylebook classifies data as plural nouns, usually adopting the plural and pronouns. An additional note indicates that some words, such as .B. data, which are plural in form, become collective nouns and take singular verbs when the group or set is considered a unit.

Examples: The data is strong. (One unit.) The data was carefully collected. (Individual articles.) But I`m currently working on a friend`s book (a commentary on the book of the Galatians) and I came across a grammatical structure that is common, but I just don`t know what is considered right. My friend wrote, "The society these men chose to keep was those who rejected the work of Christ and instead chose justification by the facts of the law." Strictly speaking, "company" is the subject and should take a singular verb as a singular. So it sounds a bit "wrong," as he wrote. But changing the verb to the singular "was" sounds even worse. I`m going to leave it as "were" because "was it" sounds terrible. They found a few tricky sentences, and we have to be careful to choose the right rules. The example of our website comes from Rule 14 of the subject and verb agreement and deals with the pronouns who, that or what, and how the verb should match the noun before those pronouns. The Purdue example does not contain the pronouns that, that or what. It follows our rule 2 of finding subjects and verbs, which states, "A subject will come before a sentence that begins with von." This subject is "group" and corresponds to the singular "contains". However, if we removed the word "two" from your sentence, it would be written in formal American English as "Fifty percent of mangoes are spoiled." The theme of your sentence is 50%..