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In Britain, a collective noun is considered plural. In the U.S., a collective noun is considered singular. So in England, 'displace' is correct; in the U.S., 'displaces' is correct.
Thanks, R.P. I do understand that Parliament are in session but Congress is in session. But for rock groups it's still a little unclear for me, because some names are clearly plural (BeeGees, Eagles, Rascals, Beatles) and some apparently singular (and thus perhaps collective), such as Traffic, Queen, Santana, Cream.I tried Wiki, which led me from "collective nouns" to "mass nouns" to "count nouns." I guess this is why the world has copyeditors.