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19 May 2011, 23:47
The Police was informed of the matter.

The Police were informed of the matter
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20 May 2011, 04:01
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The Police was informed of the matter.

The Police were informed of the matter

Police is a collective noun, so it must be singular.
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20 May 2011, 10:14
I though we had 5 options for SC
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24 May 2011, 11:03
I agree with gurpreetsingh. The police here is a collective noun taken in totality. It should take singular noun only.
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30 May 2011, 01:30
A, see collective nouns which are mostly singular ...
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