posted by Brandi .
I've run across another sentence I'm not sure on with collective nouns. The sentence is.. After winning, the team (receive, receives) individual trophies for different skills. Thanks..
Same as before. Since the team are getting trophies, team must be considered plural. Team receives . . .
If it is plural wouldn't it be receive? Like they receive trophies?
Ooops! I goofed! Thanks for catching my mistake. Yes -- they receive . . .