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    country name plus plural verb

    Hi teachers,

    I have already asked this question but I want to ask more sentences related to it.

    I try to follow BrE.

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    If XXX (country's name) lose (not loses) the match, she/it will not qualify for the semi-final. Can I use "they" in place of "she/it"?

    Today XXX (country's name) are (not is) going to play against XXX (country's name).

    XXX (country's name) has (not have) lost to XXX (country's name).

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    Re: country name plus plural verb

    I would say "If England lose the match, they will not qualify for the semi-final".

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    #3

    Re: country name plus plural verb

    In the first, you can't use "he/she/it". Use "they" when talking about a country's team name.

    If England lose the match, they won't qualify for the semi-final.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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