subject verb agreement-'is' or 'are'

Hi Alan,

John’s family( is or are ) at the seaside.

Which is the correct answer ? If the answer is (is),may I know why?



Some see the family as a single unit (John’s family= it) and others see it as a group of individuals (John’s family = they). So both “is” and “are” are used*.

*it is
they are

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