Contemporary essays, fiction, and opinion offered regularly by author Anne Brandt.

Question for the week
Is there anything wrong with the following phrase? "It cost less to reuse boxes than to buy new ones."
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Susan asks...
Team 6-1 honors our veterans or Team 6-1 honor our veterans.
Anne answers...
I interpret Team 6-1 as a singular noun using a singular verb; in this case, honors. Take away the 6-1 and say to yourself, "The team honors our veterans." You wouldn't say, "The team honor our veterans." So adding 6-1 doesn't make any difference to the verb used in the sentence.
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