I am being told that "sports" is a singular noun. This is creating a problem for me (as a teacher) because it sounds 'odd' even if it is correct (i.e. one of the exceptions to the rule).
e.g. Sports has (rather than sports have)…
I always thought sports referred to more than one team activity (e.g. football, rugby, golf, bowls etc.); hence, it was plural.
- I like playing sports.
- Sports have always been of interest to me.
- Is sports a collective noun?
- Which usage is correct?