Date: Sat, 4 Mar 1995 09:27:06 +0000 From: Maik Gibson 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] >