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Old 30/07/2011, 06:04 PM
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Usage Note: Politics, although plural in form, takes a singular verb when used to refer to the art or science of governing or to political science: Politics has been a concern of philosophers since Plato. But in its other senses politics can take either a singular or plural verb. Many other nouns that end in -ics behave similarly, and the user is advised to consult specific entries for precise information.
Hence you can have "his own political views are his business and entirely based on his own circumstance".

And you can talk about office politics which might have nothing to do with collective decisions
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