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The enemy were driven out of the land.
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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。
(てき)国外(こくがい)追い払(おいはら)われた 。
spa
El enemigo fue expulsado del país.

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odexed
Sep 29th 2014, 21:56
enemies or was?
sharptoothed
Sep 29th 2014, 22:03
'the enemy' can be treated both as singular or as plural, as far as I know.
odexed
Sep 29th 2014, 22:26 - edited Sep 29th 2014, 22:27
Indeed, in terms of a country or group of soldiers it can be treated as plural http://www.oxfordlearnersdictio.../english/enemy
Thank you.
sharptoothed
Sep 29th 2014, 22:30
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.