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    #1

    Wink plural or singular

    Hi,


    After country name we should use singular or plural?

    for an example : Malaysia is/are a malay country.


    thank~

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    Wink Re: plural or singular

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    Hi,
    After country name we should use singular or plural?
    for an example : Malaysia is/are a malay country.
    thank~
    hi..Malaysia is just consider one country so the answer is 'Malaysia is a malay country.'

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    Re: plural or singular

    You should always use the singular, even if the country name is plural in form. There are quite a few of these: The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and, of course, the United States of America, as well as some others. Even so, they take a singular verb: The Netherlands is a small country in Europe.

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