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Collective Nouns

Grammar Bites American English treats collective nouns (group, band, committee, family, etc.) as a singular noun for purposes of subject-verb agreement, assuming everyone in the group is doing the same thing.

So you’d say something like this: The family is going to the park. if localizing for American English.
On the other hand, you’d say The family are going to the park. if localizing for a British audience.

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