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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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Surely it depends on whether it is one organization or two. One has two have. I cannot see the problem.
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By the way, shouldn't that be, "It is the equivalent of someone's believing in phrenology"?

I don't think so Jim. (Or is this a joke??)
It is the equivalent of someone believing in phrenology.


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A field day for phrenologers (phrenologists? phrenologisers? phrenologees?) and violent teachers for sure!
Or is this a joke??

A reference to a thread from long ago.

Those were the days.

MrP
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Don't be harsh, Mr. P. I was suffering from almost-thirst! Emotion: crying Or shall I talk about spinach?
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Surely it depends on whether it is one organization or two. One has two have. I cannot see the problem.


Is it really this simple, David? I was under the impression that group words with plural verbs are grammatical in BrE.

The team are ...

The bank are ...

The government are ...

Am I mistaken, Abbie, Mr P, Nona, other BrEs?
can't talk for the others, JTT, but I would prefer "the bank is" etc., because we are speaking of an institution, which is singular, rather than the group of people of which it is comprised.

So: The government IS considering ***

But - Members of the governement ARE considering ***
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I too can only speak for myself; but I'm quite happy with all of these:

1. The jury was dismissed.
2. The jury were divided in their opinions.
3. Chelsea is owned by the Russian businessman Roman Abramovich.
4. Chelsea are now running out onto the pitch.

Other BrE speakers would object quite strongly to #2 and #4. (Especially the accused and the opposition.)

MrP
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