Which is correct:
the arrival of some flights is delayed
the arrivals of some flights are delayed
I think #2 is correct, because we have one arrival for each flight.
However, in Persian we always use the #1 in this case. In that case I interpret it as For some flights, the arrival time is delayed, for example one can contrast arrival time with the departure time and we make it distinguished.
The name of some students is absent in this list.
The names of some students are absent in this list.
Here, we use both.
Please give me the names of students
Please give me the name of students *
In this case, we only say the #1
Don't know if we have such interpretations in English.