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I am puzzled about whether "a company" is a singular or plural noun becasue I always found a sentence like this one:

XX company was/were asked to carrry out a study.......

Could anybody give me a rule/clue how I can deal with this problem??
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as far as i know, company should take a singular verb. companies, on the other hand, should go with a plural verb.
Company is a countable noun.

Company is singular.

Companies is plural.
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I entirely agree with Ben9108 ............. (Just needed an excuse to leave a post, anyway, since I haven't done it for long Emotion: wink
We are happy that you did it, J4mes_bond25. Emotion: smile As a side note, 'completely/totally agree' is better than 'entirely agree'.
RishonlyWe are happy that you did it, J4mes_bond25. Emotion: smile As a side note, 'completely/totally agree' is better than 'entirely agree'.
Are you rather certain of "completely agree" being more acceptable as opposed to "entirely agree", since Huge Grant often fancy "entirely agree" instead & surely, his rather posh English along with his rather wonderful Plummy accent is beyond any doubt, an example of perfection Emotion: wink

Guess the way language is spoken along with the use of words, by different people might be right in general but the different background & different class of people is what makes them all sounding little unique from each other. Emotion: wink

Afterall, it's perfectly alright for someone like Delboy dropping his "aitches" Emotion: wink
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Are you rather certain of "completely agree" being more acceptable as opposed to "entirely agree".. I am certain on this and , in fact, it is more common, atleast in AmE. Emotion: smile
RishonlyAre you rather certain of "completely agree" being more acceptable as opposed to "entirely agree".. I am certain on this and , in fact, it is more common. Emotion: smile
Guess you're right saying it's MORE common but perhaps the other option is still widely recognised. Certainly, I've heard Queen saying so & she couldn't possibly be wrong Emotion: wink
That's my point, as per my earlier postings. 'Entirely agree' is not wrong but rather less frequently used than 'completely agree'.Emotion: smile. Just in case, we can refer this discussion too!.http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/FullyCompletelyEntirelyTotally/ncmk/Post.htm#64676
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