Dear teachers is the Noun "Crowd" a plural noun?

I saw in a book the following sentence

E.g. The crowd are standingin front of the statue. (is this correct?)

Regards

Nata..
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Hi Natalli,

It is usually countable.

E.g: There were crowds of shoppers in the street.

But sometimes it means ordinary people, not unusual in any way.(as in your sentence)

E.g: He wanted to go unnoticed, to be one of the crowd.

Hope it helps,

Iman
Thanks Iman Emotion: smile

But what about the Auxillary Verb "are" which is used with the countable Noun "crowd"?

Can we say Crowd are?

Regards

Nata...
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Hi,

I wonder if it must be "crowds".

Let see what others say.

Cheers,

Iman
Personally, I would say "the crowd is/was standing in front of the statue." "The crowd are..." sounds strange to me.
Thank you Dear khoff,

But since it's countable, can we add plural "s" to it?

Regards,

Iman
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Well I also thought a lot, because it is usaually said Crowd is/was not were/are...

Anyways thanks a lot Emotion: smile

Iman and Khoff

Nata...
imantaghaviThank you Dear khoff,
But since it's countable, can we add plural "s" to it?

Regards,
Iman
Iman but I think it'll sound odd when we say "crowds"

hmmm....
Dear Natalli,

Just look at the following example.It's dirictly abstracted from Longman Contemporary Dictionary:

There were crowds of shoppers in the street.

I'd appreciate any help to this,

Regards,

Iman
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