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    Default What do we call this kind of nouns "London Games"?



    A "s" is added to the verb "include" while we do have a "s" is attached to "game". What do we call that kind of nouns?




    London games includes female competitors from every country.



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    Default Re: What do we call this kind of nouns "London Games"?

    Unless "London Games" is the name of an event, that sentence is not natural English.
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    Default Re: What do we call this kind of nouns "London Games"?

    Pardon me, I didn't get it.

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    Default Re: What do we call this kind of nouns "London Games"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Pardon me, I didn't get it.
    "London games includes female competitors from every country." This is not natural English unless there is an event called "London Games", which, to the best of my knowledge, there isn't.

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    Default Re: What do we call this kind of nouns "London Games"?

    Is it possible that the piece referred to the Olympic Games of 2012 which were held in London? I have heard them referred to in the press as "the London Games". The UK last hosted the Olympics in 1948 and in the lead-up to the 2012 Games, I saw and heard various references to "the London Games 1948".

    If that is the case, then "The London Games includes female competitors from every country" makes sense to me. It is probably the first time that every country taking part has fielded at least one female competitor.
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    Default Re: What do we call this kind of nouns "London Games"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "The London Games includes female competitors from every country"
    I think the verb must be plural there - 'include'.

    I may be nit-picking here, but I am not happy with the idea of games 'including' competitors. I'd rephrase it somehow - Female competitors from every country are participating in the London Games; Every country has sent female competitors to the London Games.
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    Default Re: What do we call this kind of nouns "London Games"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Is it possible that the piece referred to the Olympic Games of 2012 which were held in London? I have heard them referred to in the press as "the London Games". The UK last hosted the Olympics in 1948 and in the lead-up to the 2012 Games, I saw and heard various references to "the London Games 1948".

    If that is the case, then "The London Games includes female competitors from every country" makes sense to me. It is probably the first time that every country taking part has fielded at least one female competitor.
    I agree. I think you nailed it by adding 'taking part' after 'every country'.

    There were certainly not female competitors from all 196 countries.

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    Default Re: What do we call this kind of nouns "London Games"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I agree. I think you nailed it by adding 'taking part' after 'every country'.

    There were certainly not female competitors from all 196 countries.

    Rover
    I didn't particularly like "includes" either but I was concentrating on the meaning of the "London Games". I was obviously labouring under a misapprehension - I thought I had heard a report that the last two countries who had previously fielded an all-male team had, this year, finally entered the 21st century and fielded competitors of both sexes. I guess I was wrong!
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