Collective Noun Verb Agreement Rules
A figure (as well as a simple past form of the verb) must correspond in number to its subject. That is, the verb must be singular when its subject is singular, and plural, when its subject is plural. Since there is a topic called “resources,” I thought it should be treated as a singular noun. Am I wrong? 2. The Mock-Trial team was satisfied with their presentations to the judge. The Singularverb was and pronomen it is used if the author wants to make it clear that the team members were generally all satisfied with the presentations. OR The Mock-Trial team was satisfied with their presentations to the judge. The plural was and the pronoun are used if the author wants to make it clear that there were some disagreements between the team, but overall they were satisfied with the presentations. Plural obstruction with collective nouns is a matter of the author`s intention (see Rule 9 of the subject-verb agreement). For subwords, we base ourselves on the noun of (see Rule 8 of the subject-verb agreement). The use of the plural pronoun in pop quiz question #2 forces the collective noun team to be considered plural. . .