A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves
A NATIONAL LEADER
in teaching students
to write effectively,
learn from each other
and think for themselves

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Collective Nouns

Nouns that denote a unit take singular verbs and pronouns: "The class graduates in May." "The group made its recommendation." "The committee met to set its agenda." Note that team names take plural verbs: "The Continentals are playing at Sage Rink." Exceptions to this rule are couple, when used to refer to two people, and family, when used to refer to a two or more people. Both of these take plural verbs and pronouns: "The couple were visiting campus to see their daughter on Family Weekend." When referring to a single unit, use a singular verb: "Each couple was asked to contribute $10."

SOURCE: Hamilton College Editorial Style Guide