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by snowleopard
Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: sports writing & collective nouns
Replies: 11
Views: 8476

sports writing & collective nouns

Ken -
Thank you for covering all the bases and grand slamming the major-league answer home!
Vicki
by snowleopard
Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: sports writing & collective nouns
Replies: 11
Views: 8476

sports writing & collective nouns

William Safire (in No Uncertain Terms, 2003) declares that pluralized team names (Packers and Yankees) should take plural verbs, but that singular team names (Jazz and Connecticut Sun) should take singular verbs. However, in newspaper sports writing, all team names seem to take the plural verb form....