Date: Sat, 4 Mar 1995 09:27:06 +0000

From: Maik Gibson llrgbson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]READING.AC.UK

Subject: Re: the Ozarks and other plurals

In British usage this is an option: we don't always use plural forms.

There's another difference

The government, -who- -have- decided: talking about the people

The government, -which- -has- decided: as an entity

Other combinations woyld be ungrammatical

Maik Gibson

On Fri, 3 Mar 1995, Bethany Dumas, UTK wrote:

My impression about English usage (based upon living in London for

a year in 1970-71) is that corporate entities always take the

plural verb form. So I heard "Harrods ARE having a sale" and

"Selfridges ARE open from ..." (all apostrophes delibertely

omitted). Etc.

Bethany Dumas = dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]