- For Teachers
I've read this sentence:
The Usa has become a world power.....
why do they use Has instead of have? are both possibile?
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) This is a popular question that has been asked many times.
(2) The answer from many people:
You are 100% correct: The "correct" answer should be
the United States have/ are, etc.
(3) In fact, until our Civil War (1861 - 1865), we considered
ourselves many states in voluntary association. So it is said that
before 1861, most people would say "The United States are ...."
(4) After the Civil War (in which about 600,000 young men died),
the idea of one united country became more and more the idea that
we decided to live by.
Here's one that uses the plural (headline) and singular (first paragraph):
World Cup 2022: Qatar impress but USA are favourites | Football | The Guardian
(1) Great question. Hopefully, someone who knows history well will
answer the question regarding "these."
(2) Regarding your other post in this thread, isn't it true (of course,
I do not know) that the British always use a plural verb for sports
These United States is a rock/pop band , originally from Washington, D.C.