Which is correct?

Your Board of Directors have been busy.

or

Your Board of Directors has been busy.

Thanks for your help!

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Hi, CIL,

Cil posted:

Which is correct?

Your Board of Directors have been busy.

or

Your Board of Directors has been busy.

Thanks for your help!

'Has' works according to American English. 'Have' works according to British English. So, both choices are correct. 

Generally speaking, collective nouns in American English take singular verbs. However, in British English, they often take plural verbs. 

BTW, your question was answered a long time ago by Rachel on the following link:

https://thegrammarexchange.inf...s-singular-or-plural

 

Ahmed,

I agree with you, and I especially appreciate your taking the time to research Rachel's comments from years past.

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