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    #1

    England need 10 runs to win.

    Should it not be "England needs 10 runs to win".?

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    Re: England need 10 runs to win.

    Both are fine.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: England need 10 runs to win.

    Quote Originally Posted by Babarbutt View Post
    Should it not be "England needs 10 runs to win".?
    In AmE, yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: England need 10 runs to win.

    In BrE, if you didn't use the word 'England' in that sentence you would probably say 'they' rather than 'it'.
    I am not a teacher

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