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# which one correct and why?

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which one correct and why? [#permalink]

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20 May 2011, 00:47
The Police was informed of the matter.

The Police were informed of the matter

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20 May 2011, 05:01
anubi wrote:
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, 11:14
I though we had 5 options for SC
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24 May 2011, 12:03
I agree with gurpreetsingh. The police here is a collective noun taken in totality. It should take singular noun only.
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24 May 2011, 13:00
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30 May 2011, 02:30
A, see collective nouns which are mostly singular ...

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Re: which one correct and why?   [#permalink] 30 May 2011, 02:30
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