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hello....i am confused now..some freinds said that the poor word is singular but the others said the poor word for plural...which one is correct

a. the poor has much trouble

b.the poor have much trouble

thank you so much
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The poor have much trouble.

The poor refers to all the poor people.
rBro,, I am confused about this two sentences...
That is
The poor are happy.. here poor refers all poor for this reason we used here the poor are...
but here why it will be??
The cow is a domestic animal.. here we use is but why??
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AnonymousThe cow is a domestic animal.. here we use is but why??
We use the before cow to refer to the whole class of cow or cows in general
AnonymousThe cow is a domestic animal.. here we use is but why??
Maybe that's because "cow" is a noun, while the word "poor" is an adjective. In English, there are some adjectives which - when preceeded by the definite article "the" - can be used to denote a category.

- We should help the needy.

- One shouldn't laugh at the poor.

- We ought to respect the aged.

"The needy", "the poor", and "the aged" in those sentences denote a certain category of people.
vsureshWe use the before cow to refer to the whole class of cow or cows in general
That's one way of referring to something in general.

Another, common way is to use the plural, cows. With the plural, the is not included.
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The cow refers to one cow. If you put 'cows' then it will be followed with an 'are'
The poor is very miserable. This sentence is correct or any correction??
keyboard bananaThe poor is very miserable. This sentence is correct?

No.

The poor are very miserable.

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