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    Qafsiel is offline Newbie
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    Do/does Germany have/has

    Hello
    I'm confused by something. I see on the internet sentences like this:
    Do/Does Germany have/has [a rugby team] ?- in all variants posible.
    I thought that if "Germany" being at the third person singular we should use "does" and "has".
    Isn't the correct form like this: Does Germany has [a rugby team?]?

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    Re: Do/does Germany have/has

    'Does Germany have a rugby team?'

    (Yes, it does. [link])
    (You'll also hear 'Yes, they do'.)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Sep-2017 at 08:34. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: Do/does Germany have/has

    Could you please explain me why it is that way? What's the logic?

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    Re: Do/does Germany have/has

    Nobody said English was logical.

    Note that after 'Do/does' the bare infinitive is used, whether the subject is plural or singular:

    'Do people here have any money?'
    'Does your wife have her own bank account?'
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Sep-2017 at 08:42.

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    Re: Do/does Germany have/has

    In some variants, you can use a plural verb:

    Do Germany have a football team?

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