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Should I use The faculty is or The faculty are?

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asked on 20 Jan 2011
Joseph Sheppard Joseph Sheppard
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Faculty is a collective noun. A collective noun is singular in form yet identifies a group of individuals . When the group acts as a single unit, choose a singular verb. When group members act individually, choose a plural verb.

One Single Unit: The staff is hardworking and well trained.

Individual Members: The staff have earned the respect of our clients.

answered on 20 Jan 2011
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