COLLECTIVE NOUNS

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September 11, 2011

 

Dear Manager,

 

I wold be grateful if yo hellp me on the following matter.

 

The rose is beautiful.

The rose are beautiful.

 

Which is correct?

 

I'm broke. No credit cards.

 

Best regards,

 

Hasan Volkan

Teacher of English

asked Sep 11 '11 at 05:47 Hasan Volkan New member

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Hasan, how can 'the rose are..' possibly be correct?

link comment answered Sep 11 '11 at 05:54 Mark Heyne Contributor
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Hasan, 

 

'Rose' is not a collective noun like army or family, so it will never take a plural verb conjugation.

 

"The rose is beautiful," is correct.

 

I hope this helps.

link answered Sep 12 '11 at 10:31 Kimberly Expert

Kimberley, you are such a very patient moderator! Mark HeyneSep 12 '11 at 10:37

Ha ha -- I do try. For me, for example, learning Spanish and especially Russian were not easy or always intuitive/logical. I've been there. So, I have a lot of patience with all learners of foreign languages. KimberlySep 12 '11 at 10:52

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