Posted by **rfvv** on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 11:09pm.

1. This is a group of students who help the sick.

2. These are a group of students who help the sick.

3. This is a group of students who helps the sick.

4. These are a group of students who helps the sick.

(Which expressions are correct? Please focus on 'this' and 'help. Is 'group' a collective noun? Thank you.)

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**SraJMcGin**, Monday, November 23, 2009 at 2:16am
#3. This is singular as is group, a collective noun. The group it does help, is helping, helps.

These is plural so it would have to be "These groups"

Sra

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**Writeacher**, Monday, November 23, 2009 at 9:48am
1. This is a group of students who help the sick. **OK**

2. These are **groups** of students who help the sick.

3. This is a group of students who helps the sick. **OK**

4. These are **groups** of students who **help** the sick.

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