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tebita

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Spanish
hi, I want to ask you if you know if family, police are collective nouns?? and why??
you can explain in English or Spanish if you know it.
Thanks a lot.
 
  • obz

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    Yankee English
    hi, I want to ask you if you know if family, police are collective nouns?? and why??
    you can explain in English or Spanish if you know it.
    Thanks a lot.
    Depende en dónde estés. Aquí en Norte América se dice "the police are", sin embargo "the government is" "the family is" etc, creo que en Inglaterra optan por el sustantivo colectivo en los dos casos.
     
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