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Referring back to a 'duo' [duplicate]

Quick question: "The duo known as Pin Up Club owes its name to..." In this sentence, am I correctly referring to 'the duo' with 'its name'? Or should this be 'their name'? Thank you in advance.
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England need or needs? [duplicate]

During cricket matches I always hear commentators to say England need 8 runs to win. Is it grammatical?
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Make or makes, in this instance [duplicate]

'We are one, a global team that makes/make each other better.' Which would be the correct?
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Grammatical number of “U.S.” [duplicate]

I could not find a definitive answer to this question. When using U.S. (or US) in a sentence, would it be more appropriate to say: “The U.S. were founded” or “The U.S. was founded” I know that the ...
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Should you use “it” or “they” when referencing a group of people? [duplicate]

Should you use it or they when referencing a group of people? Here is the example sentence: A group of students was walking on the road when a truck hit them/it and it/they was/were immediately ...
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why is “go missing” in this sentence ? [duplicate]

Napoli go missing against Juventus as Higuaín seals a victory for 'Maxism' This sentence is the title of this article. I really don't understand why " go missing" is used instead of " goes missing".
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Singular they for an organization, company, country

Sometimes I stumble upon singular "they" when referring not to a person, but an organization, such as a company or a country, for instance: Company A is doing well: their shares doubled in price ...
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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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“There is” or “There are”: which is appropriate before “a whole slew of academic articles”? [duplicate]

There are a whole slew of academic articles. To me, it seems that this sentence should say "There is a whole slew of academic articles," because the agreement should be with "slew." But I'm having a ...
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Plurals: Is it live or lives and Is it work or works in this example? [duplicate]

Which is correct? The Maritime Quarter Residents' Association support and represent everyone that live and work in the Maritime Quarter. or The Maritime Quarter Residents' Association support ...
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A huge crowd were/was

Should I use "was" or "were" in the following context? A huge crowd were/was present there.
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The committee who have been working hard or the committee which has been working hard? [duplicate]

When referring to a committee that has been working hard, which of the following would you say? The committee which has been working hard. The committee who have been working hard. The committee is ...
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Team needs vs Team need [duplicate]

I want to inform other that one of the team require additional time to close a task. which one is appropriate Team needs more time or Team need more time
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Is it common to use the plural when the subject is an organization? [duplicate]

I have seen several occurrences of the plural for the name of an organization of company, but also occurrences of the singular. For example, "Mango Ltd. have just put their new 'mPhone 8' on the ...
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Verb - agreement dilemma - 'first-two days'

I am having some trouble coming up with a natural-sounding expression whilst still ensuring conformity to the rule of Subject-verb agreement. At the centre of my concern is the phrase "first-two days" ...

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