A collective name is a name that identifies more than one person, place or thing and considers those people, places or things as a single entity. Since collective nouns are counted as one, they are singular and require a singular verb. Some frequently used collective names are group, team, army, herd, family, and class. Many singular subjects can be done by adding a -s to the plural. Most regular verbs in the present tense end with a singular third-person s. This does not make verbs a plural. Composite subjects combine with and take a plural form. In these sentences, the verb form for the first person singular and the first person plural remains the same. A compound subject is formed by two or more names and conjunctions of coordination and, or, or. .