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I come to rever to companies as "they". That's not only the third-preson plural pronoun, that's also the third-person singular gender-agnostic pronoun. And the second role fits companies rather well. That results in the omission of the S.
Speaking as someone living in Midwest US since birth, what you have written is exactly wrong. Companies are singular entities with all the rights and responsibilities pertaining thereto. US governments have been singular since the American Civil War: it is well documented that prior to that, it was written as "the United States are"; after, it was written "the United States is".
There is or was a political movement in the U.S. saying that a corporation is not a person. The English grammar makes it clear. A corporation are a people, not a person. So, the political campaign are correct.
If you ask them, IBM *does not* stand for International Business Machines. It used to, but it hasn't for some time now. Same for 3M and probably others. The company that was International Business Machines ceased to exist probably sometime in the 70's due to branding and legal reasons. I think AT&T is the same thing.
And the answer for the "s" is that you use the "s" version any time it is a singular entity. So, Texas Instruments makes ICs. The reason is the modifier depends on the whole name not just the final "plural" word.
Do not get confused by the British (English). They have this strange (to Texans and other North Americans) habit of using the plural for any entity which could be construed as a plurality of people. That is true even in cases when the name of the entity would be singular.
Seems clear to me. What if it was Texas Implements makes implements? Texas Implements implements implement as part of the token Texas Implements, which is singular for both implementations - implement and implements. Clear?
We used to have a cat - called Beldin - who woke me up every morning in exactly the same way: a Gorbals Kiss[^] right on the bridge of my nose, with all his strength. Since he weighed in at 8 or 9 Kg, you can image how well this worked. I woke up.
I didn't get up, in the hope this would not encourage such behaviour in the future, but I did indeed wake up.
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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And that's not much fun on hot summer nights when you just have a sheet for protection!
Not in Wales I wouldn't think. Hits 19 celsius hottest day in summer don't it?
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
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