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The enemy were driven out of the land.

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linked by al_ex_an_der, 2014-09-29 22:24

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linked by al_ex_an_der, 2014-09-29 22:25

Sentence #278683

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The enemy were driven out of the land.

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deu
Der Feind wurde aus dem Land vertrieben.
epo
La malamikon oni pelis el la lando.
jpn
敵は国外に追い払われた。
spa
El enemigo fue expulsado del país.

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odexed 2014-09-29 21:56 link permalink

enemies or was?

sharptoothed 2014-09-29 22:03 link permalink

'the enemy' can be treated both as singular or as plural, as far as I know.

odexed 2014-09-29 22:26, edited 2014-09-29 22:27 link permalink

Indeed, in terms of a country or group of soldiers it can be treated as plural http://www.oxfordlearnersdictio.../english/enemy
Thank you.

sharptoothed 2014-09-29 22:30 link permalink

It seems that any collective noun (Collins: A collective noun is a noun such as `family' or `team' that refers to a group of people or things. Also see the link above.) can be treated this way.