In this sentence below do I use "have" honored or "has" honored?

Since 1985, the Northeast Spa and Pool Association have honored the memory of Harold J. "Duke" Ellington's love and devotion to the swimming pool industry
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Dear Guest,

That leaves you in the unenviable position of being wrong.
That too, dear Sir, is undeniably a matter of opinion.

If you wish to argue further, please give me another 5 pounds.
If you wish to be hit on the head, try the next room.
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"But even within a particular regional dialect there is variety. What we describe here is Standard English. Which dialect of English is considered Standard English is really more the result of historical sociopolitical factors than linguistic ones. Thus, there is no inherently superior dialect.

The Grammar Book: Celce-Murcia & Larsen-Freeman


It is just common sense that people should be given every encouragement and opportunity to learn the dialect that has become the standard one in their society and to employ it in many formal settings. But there is no need to use terms like "bad grammar," "fractured syntax," and "incorrect usage" when referring to rural and Black dialects. Though I am no fan of "politically correct" euphemism (in which, according to the satire, "white woman" should be replaced by "melanin-impoverished person of gender"), using terms like "bad grammar" for "nonstandard" is both insulting and scientifically inaccurate.



In a matter of seconds, I was able to find two quotes from knowledgeable language sources that show that you are indeed very wrong, dear Guest.

Where, oh where were the moderators?
Look, I told you once. I refuse to argue, with you OR your learned friends, until you give me another fiver.
I know that many people agree with you. If they ALL insist on an argument, I will be a very rich man!
If they just need hitting on the head. then those classes are just down the hall in the next room.
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I'm not sure an opinion can be right or wrong in itself. It's simply a preference.
If Guest says he likes British English in preference to other varieties, that's his preference, his opinion. I don't see anything "wrong" with it. If he feels British English is the only proper English, that's his opinion. That doesn't make it "right" or "wrong".

Nevertheless this particular opinion is becoming less and less the opinion of the majority of English speakers, teachers, and linguists, as far as I've observed lately. But that doesn't make their opinion "right" or "wrong" either!

But I think both of you gentlemen are already aware of all this obvious blather, and I'm just flogging a dead horse. Emotion: smile

I like British.

JTT: This is an opinion, Jim.

It is much more proper.

JTT: This is a falsehood. Folks are entitled to their opinions but they aren't entitled to their own set of facts.
Sorry for intervening, I'm a guest here, and besides, not a native English speaker
But I feel that the subject of the discussion has somewhat changed from whether it is better to use “have” or “has” with collective nouns to something very close to the issue of which of the arguing parties is actually superior to the other, which isn’t a perfectly suitable subject to discuss, albeit implicitly, here in the forum, is it?
I’ve been always admiring the nice, gentle, kind, intellectual, novice-friendly atmosphere of this excellent forum which distinguishes it advantageously from many others. I think it is of enormous value. It is undoubtedly worth preserving.
Sorry if I failed to put it in a correct way.
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You have, an attempt, you have Emotion: smile
Many people like black, others like white, many people use "has", many others use "have", well it's just stating a fact, isn't it? I think there's no point in arguing whether black's better than white, or vice-versa.
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