How do you put crew in a collective sentence?
June 25, 2015 2:47AM
A noun (or a collective noun) functions as the subject of a sentence or a clause, and as the object of a verb or a preposition.
- A crew of laborers cleared the debris that blocked the road. (the noun 'crew' is the subject of the sentence)
- The coffee that the crew of pilots ordered was served following takeoff. (the noun 'crew' is the subject of the relative clause)
- The captain inspected a crew of sailors standing at attention. (the noun 'crew' is the direct object of the verb 'inspected')
- I'm trying out for a position on the crew of rowers. (the noun 'crew' is the object of the preposition 'on')