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GMAT SC Rule of the Day: 1.27.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

Subject Verb Agreement: Collective Nouns

Collective nouns designate large groups of people or things. For example:

People: agency, army, band, audience, committee, congress, team

Things: baggage, furniture.

These nouns are almost always singular on the GMAT.


The agency controls petroleum products regulation.

The band plays well.

The furniture is old and drab.


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