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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Games Is/Are...
Since the head of the noun phrase SEA Games (South East Asian Games) is the plural Games, the headline (Straits Times, 10 December 2009) ought to read: SEA Games open with a bang. The same applies to, and is observed with, the Olympic Games.