Don't vs doesn't
The director and the members of the band (doesn't, don't) report for rehearsals until tomorrow.
Which should be used here (don't or doesn't) and why?
This is a question of subject-verb number agreement. When the subject is singular, the verb form must also be singular; when the subject is plural, the verb must be plural.
Singular -- he does
Plural - they do
In this sentence, you have a compound subject -- the singular "director" and the plural "members" -- which refers to multiple people. The sentence has a plural subject.
Therefore, don't is the correct verb form.
I hope this helps.
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