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    #1

    Cool do or does?

    Hi,

    I read on CNN "Do Brazil still play the beautiful game" Shouldn't it be "Does Brazil still play the beautiful game"?CNN World Sport: Blog Archive - Do Brazil still play the beautiful game? - CNN.com Blogs

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    Re: do or does?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    I read on CNN "Do Brazil still play the beautiful game" Shouldn't it be "Does Brazil still play the beautiful game"?CNN World Sport: Blog Archive - Do Brazil still play the beautiful game? - CNN.com Blogs
    In AmE, it would be does. In BrE, teams are often referred to as plural even if the name is singular.

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