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  • 5 years ago

Country name should be considered singular or plural? Saw this in a sports channel: India ARE trailing by 20 runs India WINS the match

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  1. anonymous
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    It should be singular as a country is an entity. Even it is like the United States of America, or the Netherlands, you should still use the singular. Source: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/19419-plural-singular.html

  2. anonymous
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    It is singular. I often see this mistake with a company, as well. People mistakenly write "Apple announced they would introduce a new iPad..." It should read "Apple announced it would..."

  3. anonymous
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    yeah. but then are sports channels wrong. if yes, i see this mistake even in newspapers

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