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Can we use singular or plural nouns with names of countries? [duplicate]

When asked a question about Collective Nouns, I told them that it is all right to use a singular or plural verb after a Collective Noun, as in - The class was listening to the lecture with rapt ...
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Who is [company name] or Who are [company name] [duplicate]

I work at a company and we are redesigning our website. One of the titles of a page is about the company and who we are. There is a huge debate going on regarding how the initial question should be ...
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Do I use “has” or “have” when talking about a sports team? [duplicate]

For example, if I want to talk about a team's chances of winning a competition, which of these would be correct? What do I say? United have the best chance of winning. United has the best chance ...
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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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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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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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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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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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England is/are playing? [duplicate]

I have this doubt when it comes to sports and teams. Is it England is playing or England are playing? Similarly, is it "Arsenal is playing..." or "Arsenal are playing..."?
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Need vs. Needs? [duplicate]

I heard a person on television say the following... "Pittsburgh need to win this game." To me, this sounds incorrect. I think it should be "needs to." If however, the announcer had said... "...
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When is a subject considered plural? [duplicate]

I'm unsure when a subject is considered plural, and when not. Especially here: Williams aim to win at the next race. Here, Williams is a team, and I have always through this is considered plural, ...
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Should I use loves or love [duplicate]

This is a quote that I got from one of our customers: "I'm proud to be part of an elite group of individuals that genuinely loves going to work on a Monday morning!"
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Why doesn't the word 'confirm' have “3rd person -s” in this text? [duplicate]

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jul/11/liverpool-luis-suarez-barcelona-transfer-medical The issue is in the headline 'Liverpool confirm Luis Suárez’s £75m move to Barcelona pending medical'. ...
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“XYZ caterers is..” or “XYZ caterers are..”? [duplicate]

In the following statement, which one is grammatically correct? XYZ caterers is on to something big OR XYZ caterers are on to something big I thought that it should be 'are' as caterers is ...
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usage of believe in 3rd person [duplicate]

I was watching a video about a car company. The narrator was talking about the company Tesla and said: Tesla believe it can lead the revolution and change the face of motoring forever. The ...

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