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    On the cover of OK magazine: 'The pair's adding to their family'. Nice work OK!

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    Is there more than one pair?

    Because if there is just one pair isn't that an acceptable use of an apostrophe?

    A pair is singular so it is ok to use 'is' and not 'are'. If there were two pairs them it would be 'are' ...

    I think?
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    Love that song, and what a lovely voice he has!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezmerised View Post
    DH came across this the other day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I93ySM-PNKM
    DD loves all the songs by these people, now here's one for adults
    Thank you! Have shared with Facebook land

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezmerised View Post
    On the cover of OK magazine: 'The pair's adding to their family'. Nice work OK!
    As in 'the pair is'? I'm confused with what is actually correct now.

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    I know it has been said on here before but

    It's 'he is' not 'his'!!!! Grrrr

    And I saw someone write 'come on' as 'common' wtf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezmerised View Post
    Oh, sharing too. This may be my new favourite song.
    I saw "definately' on a spelling list in the year 2 classroom next to my DD's the other day - what hope have children got of learning correct spelling if the teacher is teaching that in year 2?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4fullstop View Post
    I saw "definately' on a spelling list in the year 2 classroom next to my DD's the other day - what hope have children got of learning correct spelling if the teacher is teaching that in year 2?!
    Don't get me started.

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    But if 'pair' is a term for more than one, it should be 'are' not 'is'. As far as I was taught, anyway. No?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezmerised View Post
    But if 'pair' is a term for more than one, it should be 'are' not 'is'. As far as I was taught, anyway. No?
    But pair is the collective noun so in itself is singular. I thought "pair is" was right as well.

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