The Associated Press Stylebook classifs data as plural nouns, usually plural albums and pronouns are supported. An additional note indicates that some words, such as.B. data that are plural, become collective nouns and take singular nouns when the group or quantity is considered a unit. Examples: the data is solid. (One unit.) Data was collected with care. (Individual articles) He is one of the men who do/do the work. The word before who are men is plural. So use the pluralverb do. In the case of a group of doctors who travel. In the previous rules you mentioned, a collective noun followed by a plural preposition object, in different cases, accepts a plural verblage. For example, “India has a team of players who are engaged” here we use “are”.

In the same way, the group is a collective name followed by doctors. Shouldn`t he “a group of doctors go to Haiti?” Here, the collective name of the family is quite impersonal. Everyone is part of the same unit and does the same thing, goes on vacation. We also refer to the group of people as a single unit and not to a group of individual people. That is why we will use the singular “is”. Let`s come to another example: I respectfully disagree with your use of the plural form to refer to “team or personal.” I heard recently that a national journalist used a plural newspaper when referring to a married couple – she used it twice. This is what led me to examine it, because it is contrary to what I learned in public school (1937-1950).