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Re: NY Times Blooper?

Posted by Psi on March 04, 2002

In Reply to: Re: NY Times Blooper? posted by psi on March 04, 2002

: : "Another Round of Layoffs Are Planned at
: : First Boston"

: : "Round" is singular, no?
: : So it should read:
: : "Another Round of Layoffs IS Planned at
: : First Boston."

: : The original is below.

:
: I would agree, but there does seem to be a collective form where a singular noun takes a plural verb, as in "a lot of people are present". I don't believe it is right to say "... is present" in this case, but I am clear on what the difference is.

----- er... not clear, I meant! psi

: Does anyone have any ideas?

: psi