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Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 2nd 2012


17224 Comments


Love American are
My band is

Blackbelt54
June 2nd 2012


4276 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah I agree it's not a big deal as long as everyone understands what you're trying to say

Wolfhorde
June 2nd 2012


13686 Comments


This actually reminds me a lot of a debate in German where "the comment" is either "der Kommentar" (male) or "das Kommentar" (neuter) and both are correct.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 2nd 2012


17224 Comments


when it comes to syntax, just say what you're writing out loud and if it's wrong it will sound weird in speech. go with what comes natural.

Blackbelt54
June 2nd 2012


4276 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I suck at language it makes my head hurt I'd rather think about math or physics or something

ConsiderPhlebas
June 2nd 2012


6157 Comments


"Man U are a football team" maybe grammatically correct, but I don't know a single person who says that. "Man U is a team", on the other hand...

I never hear anything else tbh. They played well, they died on their arse, they won, they lost, they are... etc

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 2nd 2012


6504 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I suck at language it makes my head hurt I'd rather think about math or physics or something

Same here :D

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clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 2nd 2012


6504 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

They played well, they died on their arse, they won, they lost, they are... etc

You're not referring to "team" in this case.

It's a bit like the difference between "We are a team" (not referring to team, but to we) and "The team has won" (in this case indeed referring to team).

Tyrael
June 2nd 2012


20945 Comments


'Wintersun does not consist of only one person, it is a "one man project" or the "brainchild" of one person but it does include 3 other members besides Jari.'

Hurrrrr ok somethin else...

what about Ziltoid the Omniscient then:

'The album is a solo album, with all music written, mixed, produced and performed by Townsend. '

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ConsiderPhlebas
June 2nd 2012


6157 Comments


Eh? If 'they' doesn't refer to the team of people kicking a ball around in order to beat the opposing team, to whom does it refer? They are the group of guys who, collectively, are known as Manchester United. Also, your example of 'Man U is a team' is grammatically perfect, it just refers to the common goal of the team, rather than the players themselves. The team can win, the team can do something 'as one' but the team are still a group of people.

ConsiderPhlebas
June 2nd 2012


6157 Comments


what about Ziltoid the Omniscient then:

'The album is a solo album, with all music written, mixed, produced and performed by Townsend. '

The definition of a band is a group of people working together toward a common aim. A person making music alone is an artist, a musician. Unless he or she split into separate entities to make their album, soomehow becoming more than one person, he or she can't be a band.

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 2nd 2012


6504 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Eh, this is hard to explain in English, but what I tried to say with "referring to team or not" is looking whether the word "team" is actually the subject (if that's the correct term?) of the sentence. I just tend to look if the subject(?) is a singular or plural word and then adjust my verb to that.

If this makes sense...

Scoot
June 2nd 2012


17887 Comments


when you refer to the band name, you refer to the members collectively so you say "are"

when you refer to the band itself (ex. the band is planning to tour soon) as opposed to saying Love
American are planning to tour soon, you refer to a singular entity so you say "is"

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Kris.
June 2nd 2012


12425 Comments


a 3.6
god you people depress me

Scoot
June 2nd 2012


17887 Comments


i never understood why people are so obsessed with the average rating

hell, most of you claim that the average user is a mouthbreathing fuckwad...should it not matter what they think?

Wolfhorde
June 2nd 2012


13686 Comments


Scoot nailed it.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 2nd 2012


50850 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

yeah

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Kris.
June 2nd 2012


12425 Comments


never thought of it like that BY GOD SCOOT YOU GENIUS BASTARD

Scoot
June 2nd 2012


17887 Comments


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taxidermist
June 2nd 2012


7212 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I ain't a killa but don't push me. Revenge is like the SWEETEST JOY NEXT TO GETTIN' PUSSY.

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