Verb / Subject agreement, aaaugh!

One common error when trying to get your verb / subject agreement right is when using singular/plural and countable/uncountable nouns, such as in the following example.

  • The Government (uncountable) doesn’t / don’t mind deficits.
  • But, (always a “but”), a team is made up of many players (and has an S) so it is plural: The Toronto Blue Jays doesn’t / don’t have any weak players. You could use plural or singular: Toronto (sing.) doesn’t / They (plural) don’t have weak players.
  • The same with Colorado Avalanche – Colorado doesn’t / They don’t have a chance at the Cup.

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