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I think in this context, "speed" is in fact a noun; (Given that headlines need to use as few words as possible) i.e. [[Ukraine] speed] = [the speed of [the Ukraine football team]]


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There's no 's' because it is not a verb, it is a noun. The sentence means Germany's new look defence will be tested by the speed of the Ukrainian team Not The Ukraine team is in a hurry to test Germany's new look defence This is evidenced in the article itself where it says Ukraine, while outsiders, are certain to test the Germans' new-look ...


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Ukraine means in this context 'team Ukraine'. In the same text it says Ukraine, while outsiders, are certain [...] So, here you see that the word "Ukraine" refers to the team with a plural word, as the verb "are" follows instead of "is". There appear to be different conventions with regard to the collective noun team, which seem to differ between ...


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"Our job is to make that story come to life through creating impactful mixes and sound design." In this sentence, you're talking about "that story" as being "the thing" that you want to make "come to life". It assumes that you've already defined what you mean by "that story" in a previous sentence. "make that story comes to life" doesn't make sense in ...


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In your case, "come" is correct. A similar sentence is We make the dreams come true. Probably one of you is understanding the word "that" incorrectly. It has two meanings: I see that dog. I see that the dog is old. Your sentence uses "that" in the first sense. Using the second sense, one may say: Our job is to make sure that the story comes ...


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I have found that [knowing how to effectively manage and organize paperwork, requests, and deadlines] is the only way in which to get the job done effectively. It's fine with singular "is". The reason is that non-finite clause subjects take singular verb agreement. Here, the large subordinate that- clause (in bold) functioning as complement to the verb "...


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None but the brave deserve accolades. None is a fused determiner that can take singular non-count nouns (None of the meat was fresh) and plural nouns (None of the boys went). The brave here is understood as brave people where the head is the plural noun people; so plural deserve is fine. No one deserves accolades but the brave. No one is a compound ...


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According to Ngram, wait is around 10x more popular than waits, and has been since about 1850, and this doesn't subtract out the enormous number of waits instances which are actually illustrating the difference between the two versions (and the erroneousness of using waits). However, one of the earliest occurrences of the saying was in The Disappointment or ...


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"Lights" in this context usually suggests "all the light bulbs in the room". "Light" can also mean that, if there's only one light bulb. But it can also mean the sum total of all the light that is illuminating the room; if you turn off all the lights, you've also turned off the light.



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