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"The crew was sent ashore" or "The crew were sent ashore"?

Which is grammatically correct?

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  • 1 month ago
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    The crew was sent ashore?

    the word "crew" (although usually used to references groups) is still a singular word, the word "crews" being the plural.

    Same as.. "The group was sent ashore"

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  • 1 month ago

    You can start an argument with such a question.  Which it is depends on where you are from. I consider crew to be a singular but I am North American.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Since it is one crew, was seems best.

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  • 1 month ago

    If you mean the crew as an entity, then singular.. if you mean the crew as a collective then plural..

    AmE usage usually is singular

    BrE usage usually is plural

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  • 1 month ago

    The crew was sent ashore.  Is the correct phrasing. A crew is singular, not multiple.

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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    as crew is a plural word the plural were has to be used

    • Dain1 month agoReport

      Wrong. Don't leave an answer if you're just guessing, it confuses the person who wants to know.

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  • 1 month ago

    "The crew was sent ashore". You are talking about one whole crew. If you were using multiple members of the crew, it would be plural, like "four of the crew were sent ashore."

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