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Question for the week
Is it proper to ever end a sentence in a preposition?
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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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