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As for 'nationality-verb agreement' (subject-verb agreement) why is that the answer is wrong?

Is this equal to Frenchmen= The French?

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    This use of an adjective without explicitly specifying the "missing" noun (as in The poor are always with us) is always treated as plural. And offhand I can't think of any contexts where the definite article (the) isn't also required. – FumbleFingers Nov 11 '18 at 18:05
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Expressions like the French, the British et cetera, when referring to people who live in those countries, are always considered to be plural:

the French

(functioning as plural)
the natives, citizens, or inhabitants of France collectively

That's why saying the French are/do is considered correct while the French is/does is not. The French, by the way, is really just a shorter way to say the French people.

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