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Re: Has or have?

Posted by Lotg (OZ) on September 08, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Has or have? posted by David FG on September 07, 2004

: : Is it true that an American would say, "The entire staff has resigned.", and an Aussie or a Brit would say, "The entire staff have resigned." ???

: Usually, yes. I have no idea why there is this difference, but there is.

Ignorance is the only explanation I can offer. Sorry to disagree, but I think that's a sweeping statement both ways - ie. for the Americans, Aussies and British.