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The string quartet IS or the string quartet ARE?

(3 Posts)
Katisha Sun 26-Jul-09 23:06:56

If I am writing about a string quartet, is it the quartet is giving a concert or the quartet are giving a concert?

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 26-Jul-09 23:07:43

'is' - the string quartet is one entity, not a plural

Katisha Sun 26-Jul-09 23:15:32

Yes...it somehow seems a bit pedantic in practice. But I suppose that's what we're here for!

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