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  •  Politics is a plural noun usually followed by (1+ / 0-)
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    a singular verb in US usage.
    Couple is a plural noun usually followed by a plural verb, although a singular verb is possible.
    British usage and US English verb usage for this kind of noun quite often differ.
    I think the issue is to be consistent within the context of what one is writing about (i.e., pick the verb--singular or plural--you are going to use and stick with it.)                              

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