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What auxiliary verb should be used with a country name? [duplicate]

Could anyone tell which statement is correct : 1. India is playing 2. India are playing
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Collective nouns with plural verbs: the 'American practice/s' versus the 'British practice/s'

"The group are all here." The British seem more inclined to use a plural verb ("are") in sentences like this than Americans are. At some time in the past it struck me that there are some singular ...
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What is the correct Verb form? [closed]

A group of women seek an appointment. or A group of women seeks an appointment. Which is correct?
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Is a collective subject 'it' or 'they'? Or are we allowed to use whichever sounds best? [duplicate]

I have long admired the grammatical teaser posed by the lyric: "Oliver's army is here to stay, Oliver's army are on their way" (Elvis Costello). Which is the correct form for a collective actor: "The ...
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Is “The crowd are loving this.”, from a UK newspaper, acceptable? [duplicate]

Is "The crowd are loving this." acceptable grammar? I think it should be "The crowd is loving this." Does it matter if it's a UK newspaper?
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The Calvary Singular or Plural [duplicate]

Would you say "The Calvary wasn't coming" or "The Calvary weren't coming"?
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Name for a singular noun that is used like a plural? [duplicate]

Is there a word for a noun that is singular but can be used like it is plural? For example... Q: How is your team doing? A: They are doing great. Or Manchester United are at the top of ...
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“IS” or 'ARE' ? in this sentence [duplicate]

Please have a look at this sentence. "Troy University International Partners is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Troy University does not extend to or include ...
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Do vs Does which one is it? [duplicate]

Which is the correct heading? What StackOverflow does. or What StackOverflow do.
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Plural or singular when referencing a company [duplicate]

Which is correct when using as a title: Who is Microsoft? or Who are Microsoft?
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Team is or Team are [duplicate]

Is it correct to say, the team that will be attending with me is listed below: or should I say the team that will be attending with me are listed below
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Does “staff” take a plural verb?

Which one of these two statements is correct? Our staff do ... Our staff does ... And is staffs ever correct?
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“a group of dancers who perform…” or “a group of dancers who performs…”?

The poet represents the daffodils as a group of dancers who (perform) a beautiful dance. Is it correct to write (perform) or I should write (performs).
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Should “megafauna” take a plural verb or a singular one?

I know megafauna is not a very common word, while fauna is more so. Fauna is singular, defined as a group of animals. ex. "The African fauna is diverse". Megafauna is the word defining all animals ...
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include or includes [duplicate]

Here's the sentence: "CONAMES's Flight Performance Systems (FPS) product family includes solutions on aircraft that collect, process and convey valuable information used to increase the performance of ...

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