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    Agreement - The Bahamas

    Could someone take a look at this short paragraph and tell me if there are mistakes in agreement in it?

    "The Bahamas are a group of islands south-east of the federal state of Florida. It is comprised of more than 700 islands. It is a part of the Commonwealth even today, although it proclaimed independence from the UK in 1973."
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    Re: Agreement - The Bahamas

    There is indeed an agreement error. In the first sentence, the Bahamas is plural. Every reference that follows treats it as singular.

    An unrelated note: Florida is not usually referred to as a "federal state". It's just a state. If you want to make clear that it's one of the United States, you can say "the American state". If you want to be painfully precise, you can say something like "... Florida, one of the United States of America."
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    Re: Agreement - The Bahamas

    Change "The Bahamas are a group..." to "The Bahamas is a group...".

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