Poll: Group or Project?
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View poll results: Group or Project?
Group
56 57%
Project
4 4%
Sometimes one, sometimes the other
24 24%
Joke option
15 15%
Voters: 99.
#2
Group, but I picked the joke option because.
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#3
It depends. Sometimes one, sometimes the other I guess. More often a group of individuals I think.
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#6
Group usually
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#7
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Only if the band name is plural.

Pink Floyd is amazing.

The Beatles are awesome.

Good point. But i'd still say Pink Floyd are amazing, just because when I think of a band I think of a group of people and the word 'are' comes to mind.
#8
You can't call Nine Inch Nails a group, just as it would be inappropriate to call The Beatles a project.
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#10
depends sorta...

i'd say "metallica kicks ass"(group) as opposed to "metallica kick ass"(individuals)

but i'd say "metallica are good"(individuals) as opposed to "metallica is good"(group)
#11
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Only if the band name is plural.

Pink Floyd is amazing.

The Beatles are awesome.

This.

But you can use either/or, even if "The Beatles is good" sounds retarded.
#13
It varies. For example:
>insertbandname< is a great band!
>insertbandname<? They're great!
#14
This isn't a grammar question, there was already a thread like this months ago about plural and singular stuff. TS is asking how do YOU see bands, many individuals making a good sound together, or one person/entity making a good sound.
#15
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This isn't a grammar question, there was already a thread like this months ago about plural and singular stuff. TS is asking how do YOU see bands, many individuals making a good sound together, or one person/entity making a good sound.

I probably worded it wrong, it was a question on grammar lol.
#16
I really don't know what your statements in parenthesis are supposed to mean. Joke option it is.

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This guy joke.
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#17
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Only if the band name is plural.

Pink Floyd is amazing.

The Beatles are awesome.

Oh yea, I do this.


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#18
Ah, they were examples. I didn't realize you meant the tense, haha. But yes, depends on the name.

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#19
Pretty sure this is a Europeean vs. American thing. Americans say "Led Zeppelin is" whereas Europpeans say "Led Zeppelin are"

Everyone refers to plural band names as such though ("The Beatles are")
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#20
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Only if the band name is plural.

Pink Floyd is amazing.

The Beatles are awesome.


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#21
Plural. I'm referring to multiple people.
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#22
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#23
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Only if the band name is plural.

Pink Floyd is amazing.

The Beatles are awesome.

Let's just say you were going to use a pronoun rather than the name. Would you say "they are amazing" or "it is awesome"?

I usually refer to is as a group. I tend to say they more than it/he/she/etc.
#24
I will dispel this argument once and for all. Think back to Physics class for this one. Wave-particle duality of light shows us that light is simultaneously a continuous wave and distinct quanta of energy. Extending the analogy, I propose the group-project duality of music.
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I will dispel this argument once and for all. Think back to Physics class for this one. Wave-particle duality of light shows us that light is simultaneously a continuous wave and distinct quanta of energy. Extending the analogy, I propose the group-project duality of music.

Do we say... they's? They is?

Grammar, where art thou.
#26
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I will dispel this argument once and for all. Think back to Physics class for this one. Wave-particle duality of light shows us that light is simultaneously a continuous wave and distinct quanta of energy. Extending the analogy, I propose the group-project duality of music.


So we should base our style of band reference depending on how we observe it?

That's already what's happening...
#27
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Pretty sure this is a Europeean vs. American thing. Americans say "Led Zeppelin is" whereas Europpeans say "Led Zeppelin are"





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#28
i remember there was a thread on this a while back, and the answer that i found is that bands use as "is" or "are" based on where they are from. whatever is correct in the band's country of origin is what is used. so for British bands you would say the Beatles are this or Pink Floyd are that, and for American bands you would say Megadeth is this or Nirvana is that, and you'd even say that about bands with a plural name, such as the Foo Fighters. it seems that Canadian and Australian bands also usually use is. though i'm not sure about countries where English is not the main language.
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#29
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i remember there was a thread on this a while back, and the answer that i found is that bands use as "is" or "are" based on where they are from. whatever is correct in the band's country of origin is what is used. so for British bands you would say the Beatles are this or Pink Floyd are that, and for American bands you would say Megadeth is this or Nirvana is that, and you'd even say that about bands with a plural name, such as the Foo Fighters. it seems that Canadian and Australian bands also usually use is. though i'm not sure about countries where English is not the main language.


So wait, are you saying the Foo Fighters is awesome or are awesome?
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#30
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Do we say... they's? They is?

Grammar, where art thou.


I think the English language needs the "they's" contraction at point, don't you agree? When we've already added the likes of meh, lol, and ♥ to the dictionary, it only makes sense to broaden our contraction and acronym list.
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#31
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I think the English language needs the "they's" contraction at point, don't you agree? When we've already added the likes of meh, lol, and ♥ to the dictionary, it only makes sense to broaden our contraction and acronym list.

"They's be triflin' at the libary."


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#32
Mostly a group.

Unless I'm talking about The Residents
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#33
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So wait, are you saying the Foo Fighters is awesome or are awesome?


apparently you would say "The Foo Fighters is awesome." i guess.
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#35
I used to think this way:
"Pain of Salvation is an awesome band."
"The members of Porcupine Tree are quite skilled."

But now I just use "are" either way, because that's appearantly the standard in the UK, where I'm intending to study.
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#36
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Does that mean you say "The Residents is good"?


I thought the question was about whether I/you view the band as a collective (project) or as individual people (group).



I think saying 'The Residents is good' just triggers the grammar nazi in me (not that I am)
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