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The audience (is, are) seated at different levels in the auditorium.
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Either is possible, daddyjohn. Much depends on whether context conceives or presents the audience as a single body or as a large number of listeners:
The audience are clapping their hands madly.
The audience is quiet.
Anonymous:And if we need to substitude the word "audience" (or public) by a pronoun, will it be "it" or "they"?
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