Snap Dragon Girl (jfran2258) wrote in linguaphiles,
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English - My family is... vs My family are...

What is the proper way to state "My family _ large." Is it "My family is large," or My family are large,"? The former sounds right to me, but I have been told the latter is correct. This sounds odd. Do you also say, "The forest are large,"? That sounds wrong. 
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  • Are these symbols Korean or Japanese?

    This was in the garage of a house we moved into. The previous owner had been stationed in Korea and had visited Japan. Would anybody know what…

  • 諦める and 諦めがつく

    Is there a difference between 諦める and 諦めがつく?

  • グズグズ meaning

    I am having trouble understanding what "グズグズ" means in this sentence: あのグズグズだった頃の俺の心がお前となぁなぁになる事をまだ許していないのは確かだ Could someone explain?