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950. With singular collective substantives (996) denoting persons and with like words implying a plural, the verb may stand in the plural.

Thus, ““τὸ στρατόπεδον ἐν αἰτίᾳ ἔχοντες τὸν Ἆγιν ἀνεχώρουνthe army returned holding Agis at faultT. 5.60, ““τοιαῦτα ἀκούσα_σα πόλις Ἀ_γησίλα_ον εἵλοντο βασιλέα_the city, after hearing such arguments, chose Agesilaus kingX. H. 3.3.4. So with βουλή senate, μέρος part, πλῆθος multitude, δῆμος people, ὄχλος throng.

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