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India have a chance.
India has a chance.
Which one of above sentences is correct?
On what basis a country takes singular/plural verb?
India has a chance. [third person singular]
Indians have a chance.[third person plural]
Basically in English, there is a group of nouns which can be either singular or plural depending on what you want to say about them. So for example, if we’re looking at the United States, the country, we would normally use the singular verb so for example – “The United States is a very big country.”Happy New Year!
However, if we’re thinking about the government in the United States we might want to use a plural noun - “The United States are a major power in the World.” This singular plural difference is one that we see reflected in a number of other nouns in English. For example, when we’re talking about the government we can say – “The government has won the election.” Or we can say “The government have won the election.” This depends if we see the government as a collection of individuals - “The government have won the election.” – or if we see the government as one thing - “The government has won the election.”
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A very good explanation!
Happy New Year, Harry!
Snorhavor Nor Tari!