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"McDonalds are recruiting" or "McDonalds is r

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"McDonalds are recruiting" or "McDonalds is r

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    Should we say "McDonalds are recruiting" or "McDonalds is recruiting"?

    The answer depends on where you are (British and US usage differ).

    So whats correct on GMAT?

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    Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:18 pm
    I guess it should be "is". "McDonald's" is the name of the joint.


    missionmba wrote:
    Should we say "McDonalds are recruiting" or "McDonalds is recruiting"?

    The answer depends on where you are (British and US usage differ).

    So whats correct on GMAT?

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    Post Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:15 am
    yes thats right. Whenever you refer to a company/organization use "is" (courtesy Kaplan verbal book)

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    Post Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:56 pm
    "Collective Nouns" Laughing

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    Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:39 pm
    missionmba wrote:
    Should we say "McDonalds are recruiting" or "McDonalds is recruiting"?

    The answer depends on where you are (British and US usage differ).

    So whats correct on GMAT?
    As others have said, it is the US usage--corporations are singular.

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    Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:23 am
    It depends on whether you meant McDonald's or McDonalds'.

    If you are referring to one restaurant or the collective entity (i.e. corporate), then you should use is.

    If you are referring to multiple restaurants, then you should use are.

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