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    #1

    Here comes

    While watching highlights of NBA games today I heard the commentator say "here comes the Celtics." This is not the first time I've heard "comes" instead of "come" when the team in question has a plural name.

    Is "comes" really correct?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Allen165; 30-Nov-2009 at 18:14.


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    #2

    Re: Here comes

    The commentator regarded the team as one group and not as several individuals. Correct.

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    #3

    Re: Here comes

    In BrE it's wrong: "Here come the Celtics".

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