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    patran is offline Member
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    Philippines continues or continue?

    Dear teachers

    I don't know which one is correct. Please help.

    The Philippines continues/ continue to grow without running up a fiscal deficit.


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    Anthony the learner

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    Re: Philippines continues or continue?

    Treat the Philippines as a single country in this context, Anthony, and use continue.

    Note that the Wikipedia article treats the country as singular but uses the plural verb form when the individual islands are being discussed.

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    Re: Philippines continues or continue?

    Hi Rover, I am confused. If treat the Philiplines as a single country, shall we use continues instead?


    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Treat the Philippines as a single country in this context, Anthony, and use continue.

    Note that the Wikipedia article treats the country as singular but uses the plural verb form when the individual islands are being discussed.

    Rover

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    Re: Philippines continues or continue?

    Yes.

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