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Unless you hail from the UK, where the group have it.

Oh no no no no. This is not a UK-US thing.

I see the distinction you are making. But, in addition, there's a US-UK difference. To American ears, it sounds funny (i.e., wrong) to say that the government are concerned about recent events in the Mideast; it seems odd after an important cricket match to see the headline: "England win!" There are both grammatical and vocabulary differences between US English and UK English.

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