Posted by Psi on March 04, 2002
In Reply to: 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?