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Is "mankind" used correctly as 3rd person singular? Or 3rd person plural?

For example: "Mankind knows" or "mankind know"?

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    mankind is uncountable, so you say mandkind knows.
    – Schwale
    Feb 16, 2016 at 20:43
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    It acts singular like other uncountable nouns. Chemistry is hard, for example.
    – Stu W
    Feb 16, 2016 at 20:56
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    @StuW Not all uncountables are singular... Wear some clothes, please. Feb 17, 2016 at 0:09
  • Good one! I should have included "most."
    – Stu W
    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:06

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It's always used as a singular noun. The word encompasses all of humankind as a unitary whole.

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