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Post by Brahman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:54 am

Dear teachers,

I should appreciate it if someone could tell me why there is no definite article before the plural noun phrase "West Midlands Police", and why the verbs following it are not in the plural:

"West Midlands Police is leading the project and has until the end of March 2019 to produce a prototype."

Thank you very much 

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Re: Article+Police+verb

Post by Alan » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:23 am

Casual, but widespread, usage.

Formally: THE WEST Midlands Police ARE...