LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||05/JUN/2008 1:30 PM|
I'm very pleased with your help. You teach very well, thanks! By the way I thought I could write:
"The audience stands up and claps as it happens in: "The public who attends a play in a theater or as you wrote:" The public who attends Indiana Jones movies" .
Because in my mind I see the words "audience" and "public" as I see e.g. the words "group", "family", etc...
a) "The group stands up and claps the teacher" ;
b) " My family is fine, thanks."
(here I' m not thinking about each member of "the group and family", but I see "group" and "family" as an unit. So, the verb goes to singular).
a)" The group stand up and clap the teacher"
b) "My family are fine, thanks."
(here as I consider each member who takes part of "the group and family", so the verb goes to plural form).
Am I right??? Please, comment.
Thanks a lot!
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