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Hello Trainers,

I just want to know why'' are'' is used in the following sentence.like:

Shrilanka are 49 runs. Here,in this sentence are is used .But mostly we use is instead of are.

I think, due to possession are [helping verb ] is used. if it's yes. so please tell me Could I build the following sentences like this;

I have happy life. / I are happy life.

She has one car./ she are one car.

My next question is what helping verb will be used if the sentence starts with the subject plural such as;

they ,we ,you
THANKS IN ADVANCE
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Hi,
I just want to know why'' are'' is used in the following sentence.like:

Shrilanka are 49 runs. Here,in this sentence are is used .But mostly we use is instead of are.
'Are' is often used like this when speaking of teams. It shows that the writer is thinking of the team as 'the players on the team'.

I think, due to possession are [helping verb ] is used. if it's yes. so please tell me Could I build the following sentences like this;

I have happy life. / I are happy life. No, completely wrong

She has one car./ she are one car. No, completely wrong

My next question is what helping verb will be used if the sentence starts with the subject plural such as;
they ,we ,you
It depends on the tense.
eg They/we/you are cooking dinner
eg They/we/you do not cook dinner.

Clive
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Thanks for improving my knowledge.