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    Default Re: Maldives , is it singular or plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I think the question is whether you are referring politically to the country or geographically to the islands and their ecosystems. So, the Maldives is also a country like the United States is, in certain contexts.
    "The Republic of [the] Maldives" is a country in all contexts.
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    Default Re: Maldives , is it singular or plural?

    As seen in my examples, I was referring to the question of whether the usage "The Maldives is" or "The Maldives are" is appropriate. Not whether the Republic of the Maldives is or is not a country "in all contexts."

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    Default Re: Maldives , is it singular or plural?

    Ah, so you were just giving an example of a sentence using "is" following "The Maldives"! Sorry, I thought you meant "So, the Maldives is also a country like the United States is, in certain contexts" as a statement of fact!
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