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# An international group of more than 2,000 scientists project

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24. An international group of more than 2,000 scientists project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2000.

A. project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and
B. project an average global warming to be from 1.8 to
C. project global warming that will average between 1.8 and
D. projects global warming to average from 1.8 to
E. projects an average global warming of between 1.8 and

What's wrong with b?
I looked up dictionary, and it says that group is used as plural. Did I find a wrong answer?

Also, I don't understand why OA is correct.
(OA is e)
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03 Dec 2011, 04:58
"an average global warming" is need. "global warming to average" is wrong.

"Group" is collective noun, so it is singular. All collective noun such as army, team, herb, ... is used in singular form. Which kind of dictionaries you used stated that "group" is singular form. Maybe you mistake :D.
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11 Dec 2011, 21:16
tuanquang269 wrote:
"an average global warming" is need. "global warming to average" is wrong.

"Group" is collective noun, so it is singular. All collective noun such as army, team, herb, ... is used in singular form. Which kind of dictionaries you used stated that "group" is singular form. Maybe you mistake :D.

I agree that "collective nouns" are singular...but are we not talking about individuals? so will it not be plural?
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