Learn English – Is the following sentence grammatically incorrect?

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The team of scientists were excited.

Best Answer

It is incorrect, as "were" is modifying "team".

In the sentence, "The team of scientists were excited", the subject is "team" and the verb is "were". Thus, as the subject is singular the verb must also be singular. With this fixed, the sentence would be: "The team of scientists was excited".

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