Learn English – How to refer to Congress?


When referring to Congress do I refer to it as a single body or a collective? For example, is it

Congress is stupid.


Congress are stupid.

Best Answer

In American English, Congress is a collective noun. So, you have the Congress, the Senate, the United States of America. For your particular sentence, you would write:

Congress is __.

Depending on where the OP is from, there are different uses in British English (thank you @FumbleFingers)

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