Learn Nouns which look singular but used as plurals
Collective nouns – Singular in form but are used as plural.When you have a collection of thing in a particular noun , you use a term to address that group. This term is called collective noun.
In this category we are dealing with those collective nouns which look singular but are actually used as a plural
GentryPeople with good social position are collectively called as Gentry.
Incorrect: The gentry is well educated
Correct: The gentry are well educated
PoliceIncorrect: The police has arrested the culprit.
Correct: The police have arrested the culprit.
PeopleIncorrect: People has no time to cook.
Correct: People have no time to cook.
ClergyIncorrect: The clergy was invited for the party.
Correct: The clergy were invited for the party.
VerminIncorrect: The vermin is dangerous
Correct: The vermin are dangerous
FolkIncorrect: Some folk is afraid of police.
Correct: Some folk are afraid of police.
PublicIncorrect: The public is waiting for the guest to arrive
Correct: The public are waiting for the guest to arrive
CattleIncorrect: Cattle is grazing.
Correct: Cattle are grazing.
PoultryIncorrect: Poultry is farmed in great numbers with chickens to earn profit.
Correct: Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens to earn profit.
PeasantryIncorrect: The peasantry in Agra is very poor.
Correct: The peasantry in Agra are very poor.
AudienceCorrect: The audience is requested to be in its seats.
Incorrect: The audience are requested to be in their seats.
Family:Incorrect: All the members of the family is excited.
Correct: All the members of the family are excited.
StaffIncorrect: The staff has earned many awards this year.
Correct: The staff have earned many awards this year.
MajorityIncorrect: The majority of people is interested in sports.
Correct: The majority of people are interested in sports.
MinorityIncorrect: Minority parties has grown over past 2 years.
Correct: Minority parties have grown over past 2 years
NavyIncorrect: Members of the navy is called as sailors.
Correct: Members of the navy are called as sailors.