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Crazy Eddie For pedants only (106* d) RE: For pedants only 10 Oct 01

An interisting use of a collective noun.

Nouns which stand for a group of people/ things are a special case.
Examples are, Team, Band, Herd. If I consider a football team to be one unit, I refer to the team in the singular; but if I think of the team as being made up of individual players, I refer to the team in the plural.

Therefore: "Shamrock Rovers is an excellent team" is grammatically correct, but so is "Shamrock Rovers are an excellent team".

GRAMMATICALLY correct , I said. :o)

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