“The crowd is a monster.” Does monster work in the scentence? Monster is singular so I don’t know I’d it work. I’m doing a personal story for myself.

  • Can you add a little more context to this sentence? What kind of writing is this--poetic, technical, etc.--and what are you trying to convey?
    – Katy
    Feb 10 '19 at 19:34

Yes, it absolutely works.

"The crowd" is singular anyway. (In British English it could also take a plural verb, if you were talking about the individuals in the crowd, eg "The crowd were angry". But here you are talking about the crowd as a whole, so it is singular).

And even if it weren't singular, there is no requirement that the two sides of an verb like "is" or "becomes" have the same number, eg:

All those mistakes are an embarrassment for the board.

Freedom is many things to many people.

(Note that the verb agrees with the subject, not necessarily with the complement).

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