Being English, I would agree that we should say ‘the family is’, ‘the management wants’ etc, but many people do make the mistake of using the plural verb. However, I also agree that you could answer ‘they are well’, referring to the family members, when asked ‘how’s the family’.
BUT - I think it’s a grave mistake for Kwizical/Lawless French to say ‘the family are’! I’m not being overly pedantic, I think.
I can't believe I wrote "right" when I meant "write." Oh , dear!
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