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    Is it acceptable?

    Hi, my dear teachers. Long time no see. (Of course, I can't see you.) I need your guidance again.

    India belongs to the developing countries.

    Is this sentence grammartically right? Some say "countries" should be in the singular form
    But I think "belong to" means "be a member of", so "countries" should be in the plural form.
    Is my understanding right?
    Thanks a lot. I am waiting for your answer.
    Last edited by tianhang; 26-Nov-2012 at 17:27.

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    Re: Is it aeecptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by tianhang View Post
    Hi, my dear teachers. Long time no see. (Of course, I can't see you.) I need you guidance again.

    India belongs to the developing countries.
    '
    Is this sentence grammartically right? Some say "countries" should be in the singular form
    But I think "belong to" means "be a member of", so countries should be in the plural form.
    Is my understanding right?
    Thanks a lot. I am waiting for your answer.
    It would be more natural as "India is a developing country". If you want to use your original sentence, "countries" is correct.

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    Re: Is it aeecptable?

    Thanks a lot!

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