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    #1

    is or are?

    "The Olympic Games are going to be held in London."
    "The Olympic Games is going to be held in London."

    Does the word' Olympic Games' takes is or are?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: is or are?

    I think of them as "are" -- a collection of games.

    If you think of the games as single, major event, you can use "is."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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