Concord or agreement of verb with subject

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What is the difference between 'The committee have decided' and 'The committee has decided'?

asked Sep 17 '13 at 15:59 B. George New member

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One is correct. 'Committee' is a singular noun, and singular nouns use a singular verb.

 

The committee has decided.

link comment answered Sep 17 '13 at 17:07 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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Plural verb can also be used with the word committee, if it's members are addressed.

 

The committee were divided in their opinions.

link comment edited Sep 18 '13 at 07:33 Rahul Gupta Expert

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