Jul 25 / 2014 1 rank and file, rank-in-file, watch your language Uncategorized Watch Your Language! Breitbart headline: GOP Rank-In-File Discusses Ways To Take On Obama Over Amnesty . . . Presumably the “writer” and “editor” meant “rank and file,” which would require a plural verb. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrintMoreLinkedInGoogleRedditTumblrPinterestLike this:Like Loading... One Comment F.R. July 25th, 2014 They fixed it, sort of. Hyphens superfluous and still needs a plural verb. Leave a comment Click here to cancel reply. Name Email Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.