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    Default Blue team increases their lead

    Hello,
    I heard this sentence in a well popular game.
    Do you think the sentence is okay?
    Why isn't it:
    Blue team increases its lead.

    A team consists of several players, but since they use increases, they make singular of it...

    P.S. I think they also write "The blue team", but only say "Blue team", but I'm not fully sure now.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Blue team increases their lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    I heard this sentence in a well popular game.
    Do you think the sentence is okay?
    Why isn't it:
    Blue team increases its lead.

    A team consists of several players, but since they use increases, they make singular of it...

    P.S. I think they also write "The blue team", but only say "Blue team", but I'm not fully sure now.

    Cheers!
    Yes, it's OK. They're only talking about one team.
    It possibly should be "The blue team" or "Blue Team". But this is not uncommon.

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    Default Re: Blue team increases their lead

    Thank you.

    I'm sorry but what is okay?
    The title or my suggested version, or even both?

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    Default Re: Blue team increases their lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thank you.

    I'm sorry but what is okay?
    The title or my suggested version, or even both?

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    For your title to be OK, it would have to be "(The) Blue team increase..."

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    Default Re: Blue team increases their lead

    Thanks.

    So you believe increase (no s) would be the right option?
    "The blue team" is still 3rd person singular.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Blue team increases their lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thanks.

    So you believe increase (no s) would be the right option?
    "The blue team" is still 3rd person singular.

    Cheers!
    It is not 3rd person singular if you are seeing it as a group of individuals. "They increase their lead".

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