Not sure that you would ever say the police is coming!

AlisonC1Kwiziq community member

Not sure that you would ever say the police is coming!

Asked 2 years ago
GruffKwiziq team member
Hi Alison - where did you read "the police is coming"?
AlisonC1Kwiziq community member
I didnt actually read the police is coming but I did read your translation of "The police is going to arrest the criminal.The police are going to arrest the criminal."
GruffKwiziq team member
Oh I see. Yes, that's not a brilliant example of police in the singular. Certainly in the UK, these days we would tend to add 'force' or 'officer' if the plurality of the noun in context needed clarification. "The police [force] is considering legal action...] The police [officers] are considering legal action".

Not sure that you would ever say the police is coming!

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