XYZ Lines offers ....singular?

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XYZ Lines offers a variety of routes to choose from

treating XYZ lines as singular, the verb should be offer - right?

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Is "XYZ Lines" the proper name of an organization? In the US, it would usually be treated as singular, regardless of whether the name if the organization "sounded" plural.
 

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No, but I can't reveal the name, sorry. Which means, offer is right. Right?
 

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In Britain we frequently ecompany names as plural, so you'd commonly hear "XYZ lines offer ...". It's fine to think of it as a singular company, in which case it's "XYZ Lines offers ..."
 

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No, but I can't reveal the name, sorry. Which means, offer is right. Right?
I said we usually treat it as singular in the US. That means it would be "offers."

And as the next post said, in the UK, it's usually treated as plural.

So the choice is yours, perhaps guided by whether your audience is more likely to be on one side of the Atlantic or the other.
 
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Mind you, the singular works in BrE too, so offers would work on both sides of the Atlantic.
 
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