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Although Mona monkeys have been protected by ordinances that ban the hunting of species native to the island for almost 50 years, its shank is still considered a delicacy by those living in Grenada.

-its shank is still considered a delicacy
-their shank is still considered as being a delicacy
-its shanks are still considered delicacies
-its shank is still considered to be a delicacy
-their shanks are still considered a delicacy


Why mona monkeys cant be considered as a collective noun?


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New post 21 Apr 2014, 05:00
E seems most reasonable
mona monkeys is plural ---->"mona" is adjective and monkeys is plural
a collection of monkeys would be considered as collective noun.BTW "tribe" is singular (collection of monkey is known as tribe )
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Although Mona monkeys have been protected by ordinances that ban the hunting of species native to the island for almost 50 years, its shank is still considered a delicacy by those living in Grenada.

-its shank is still considered a delicacy
-their shank is still considered as being a delicacy
-its shanks are still considered delicacies
-its shank is still considered to be a delicacy
-their shanks are still considered a delicacy


Why mona monkeys cant be considered as a collective noun?


You could make an argument that in some situations "Mona monkeys" could be viewed as a collective noun (although it would probably be written as "the mona monkey), but here it is clear that they are plural because of the plural verb form - have been. Remember your numbering clues on SC -- If you need to know the number (singular/plural) for pronouns, look to the noun (Mona monkeys). If you need to know the number of the noun, look at the plural/single nature of the verb (have been).

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I agree about the singular/ Plural but my confusion is about

E ) -their shanks are still considered a delicacy

As per rules we don't use A/AN/ TO BE after considered ???

Isn't E wrong then ?
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X considered to be Y can be right in some cases, but X considered Y (shanks considered a delicacy) is the proper idiom.

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-its shank is still considered a delicacy > singular it's wrong

-their shank is still considered as being a delicacy > Unidiomatic > It is always consider xy is right and not consider as

-its shanks are still considered delicacies > singular it's wrong

-its shank is still considered to be a delicacy > singular it's wrong

-their shanks are still considered a delicacy
> Proper usage of the idiom
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