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Is Police Singular or Plural?

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Which of the following sentences is correct:
1. Police was informed
2. Police were informed
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When acting as a noun it is always plural.
Eg.
The Police have been informed.

When acting as a modifier it can be singular.
Eg.
The police force has arrived.

Or plural
Eg.
The policemen have arrived.

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New post 24 Oct 2018, 20:02
Thank you @udit816; well explained...

udit816 wrote:
When acting as a noun it is always plural.
Eg.
The Police have been informed.

When acting as a modifier it can be singular.
Eg.
The police force has arrived.

Or plural
Eg.
The policemen have arrived.

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Nighat Bano wrote:
Which of the following sentences is correct:
1. Police was informed
2. Police were informed


Collective nouns are always singular.

So police, a collective noun, is very much singular.
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New post 30 Oct 2018, 20:18
Aamirso, Yes collective nouns are treated as singular, however in case of "Police", it is treated as Plural, this is what I have found after a lot of research everywhere on internet.
Also check the response of udit816, he has very well explained it.

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Nighat Bano wrote:
Which of the following sentences is correct:
1. Police was informed
2. Police were informed


Collective nouns are always singular.

So police, a collective noun, is very much singular.
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New post 02 Nov 2018, 22:09
haha! This is such a craziest question in my whole life.
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