I'm using this sentence: "The crowd acclaims for one more song".
My concerns are:
- If "crowd" represents "they", should I be saying "acclaim" instead?
- Does "acclaims for" makes sense? Should I be saying "The crowd acclaims one more song" instead?
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For the first point, it is a matter emphasis. Do you wish to consider the crowd as a single item (Use "The crowd is") or as collection (The crowd are). In this example, the crowd is acting as one, so treat it as singular.
NOTE: Since the explanation to the main questions is provided, I'd just post this answer to provide additional information.
The following sentence may also be used to describe that certain type of request for additional performance:
"The crowd requested for an 'encore'.
a demand, as by applause, for a repetition of a song, act, etc., or for a performance of a number or piece additional to those on a program, or for a reappearance by the performers, as at the end of a concert, recital, etc.
the performance or reappearance in response to such a demand: He chose a Chopin nocturne for his encore.
any repeated or additional performance or appearance, as a rerun of a telecast or a rematch in sports.
verb (used with object), encored, encoring.
to call for a repetition of.
to call for an encore from (a performer).