(This may have been covered in the past but it’s not coming up in a search.)
When talking about a company, I happily mix the singular and plural form. For example, “Company X is releasing a new product next week. They have high expectations for it.”
A good friend has roundly lambasted me for this, using the undeniable logic that company is singular, not plural.
My contention is that it can legitimately be both, and this is borne out by a Google search.
There are a number of sites that discuss this usage, and approve of it, but none of these references could be described as definitive.
Can someone please direct me to a definitive authority that can help resolve this vexing question, and in doing so, hopefully support my assertion that either usage is correct?