The Center is located at five sites in Honolulu.

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The Center is located at five sites in Honolulu.

I found this on the Internet. I am confused why this uses singular form "the center is" regardless of "five sites".
Is this sentence grammatically correct?
 

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I found this on the Internet. I am confused why this uses singular form "the center is" regardless of "five sites".
Is this sentence grammatically correct?

The capitalization tells us that the sentence is about an entity with a name like The English Center. The verb is in the singular because the subject - the Center - is singular.

For a similar case, think of something like The Red Cross has offices in countries all over the world.
 

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I found this on the Internet. I am confused why this uses singular form "the center is" regardless of "five sites".
Is this sentence grammatically correct?

I share your confusion. I would classify the excuses posted so far as weak. It is bad English in my opinion.
 

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The page is about the Pacific Islands Fisheries Center, which is, as shown on the page, located at five sites in the city of Honolulu. I guess it would be better to say The Center has facilities at five sites though.
 

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or has five branches/locations.
 
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