FAQ: Update the ports section

John Freed jfreed at johnfreed.com
Wed Sep 10 12:19:13 CDT 2003

Ah, the difference between British English and American English.

<lang=en-uk>ManU are crushing Arsenal.</lang>
<lang=en-us>ManU is crushing Arsenal.</lang>

UK English insists on plural verbs for collective nouns (family, team,
list, etc.), while US English generally uses singular verbs. (An exception
is "couple" referring to a romantic pair -- "The couple are going to the
store" would be acceptable on both sides of the Atlantic, although many
Americans would say "is" even here.)

John Freed

---original message follows---
You must send me some of the stuff you're smoking!
"The list are now up to date" doesn't exist in english, you must choose
"The lists are now up to date" for a plural
"The list is now up to date" for a singular

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