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The question/questions which one is this? or which ones are these?

Consider a sentence below. The question/questions "which one is this?" or "which ones are these?" force an identifying response. I am confused. Should I use "the question" or "the questions?" ...
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Why “multi-band antenna”, not “multi-bands antenna”?

Why do you say "multi-band antenna", not "multi-bands antenna"? It seems to me there are multiple bands for an antenna. And, are "multi-band antenna" and "multi-band antennas" different?
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kind of insect or kind of insects? [duplicate]

Should insect in the following sentence be in a plural form? It is a dragonfly. It is a kind of insect (or insects?). Shouldn't we always use plural noun after a type/kind of ?
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one or more [plural or singular]?

Should I use singular or plural after one or more? Example: One or more [signal/signals]
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Do we use Sunday's or Sundays

Which sentence is correct? If only all Sunday's were so smooth. vs If only all Sundays were so smooth
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choosing is vs are

When using listing something using "and" it's almost always going to require are, but I was wondering if this sentence is correct. "Money and fame is not the answer." I question it since I feel like ...
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Is pronoun it really singular? Google transla

Hi, I've used Google translator to translate a bunch of positive and negative sentences from Ukrainian, where the subjects of the clauses are plural. And I am really confused about, is it singular ...
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Plural or singular in these sentences

Consider the following sentences: Prisons are the best options for serial killers Prisons are the best option for serial killers Prisons are a necessary evil Prisons are necessary evils Are all ...
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“How much are those jeans?” “which one/ones?”

The question How much are those jeans? Does it mean how much are those pairs of jeans? or how much is this pair of jeans? or possibly both? And when someone flatters me: I like your jeans ...
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“A 10 hour course” - Why not “hours” [duplicate]

I came across this example written by a native English teacher: "The student followed a 10 hour English course." I was curious to know if "hours" would also be valid here, and if there's a nuance etc....
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What is the correct use of a plural term and 'alignment'

While writing a technical document; me and my colleague argued over the correct pluralisation within a sentence using the term 'alignment'. The original was: "The address must have 16 byte ...
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Will it be incorrect if I pluralize 'mouse' to 'mouses' when it's of a computer?

We all know that mouse is mice when pluralized. But I wanted to instruct my fellow mate to replace mouses as they weren't working. The mouse there is of a computer. I think it's a computer product ...
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Is the expression “the numbers of each castes of bees in a honey bee colony” OK?

What I want to express is the following information: A honey bee colony consists of a single queen, hundreds of male drones and 20,000 to 80,000 female worker bees. So is the expression OK? “...
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Grammar - is or are based on technical document

In the following sentence, I am unsure as to whether the fact the invention (singular) is made up of claims (plural) makes the subject singular or plural and therefore requires is or are. If one of ...
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Why is liquid plural?

I see definition of liquid like this: a substance that flows freely but is of constant volume, having a consistency like that of water or oil. "drink plenty of liquids" I don’t understand why ...
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Do singular nouns which end with consonant+ O turn into plural by adding -ES?

Do singular nouns which end with consonant+ O turn into plural by adding -ES? I'm a little bit confused because of conflicting information that I found in sites.For example: one site says that ...
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they are a traitor or they are traitors?

Which one is correct : they are a traitor or they are traitors ? I read "they are a traitor" on reddit According to some people on this Subreddit and in South Africa if a White South African ...
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Does singular or plural verb goes with plural nouns like trousers, glasses, scissors, binoculars and many more?

My glasses (was/were) lying on the table. My trousers (is/are) torn. (This/These) binoculars (was/were) gifted to me. I know they're in plural form, but plural nouns such as rickets, measles ...
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Parallel Structure / Singular vs Plural : Which one is correct?

Which one is grammatically correct? Figure X and Figure Y show the A and B profiles,respectively. Plural form of the noun profile Figure X and Figure Y show the A and B profile,respectively. ...
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“Is” instead of “are” with many

In spoken English I often hear a contraction of Why is used with many+plural noun. Is that acceptable informal language or should it be avoided? Why's there so many books on the table? instead of Why ...
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What is the reason for putting an article before “few” even-though it talks about plural?

What is the reason for putting an article before "few" (a few) even-though it talks about plural? Generally the word "few" is always supposed to talk about more than one, then why does it get an ...
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“Aren't” instead “am not” for first person singular

I often notice that instead of "am not" the "aren't" version is used and I wonder if that is truly acceptable. What confuses me is that in school we were taught that the short version of am not is amn'...
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pluralNoun + “are” + “a/an” + singleNoun

Today a sentence hit my mind : Processes are an integrated set of .... vs : Processes are integrated sets of .... to an EnglishLanguageLearner the second one feels more valid, because we hear ...
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Interest VS interests in THIS phrase

I understand the concept of countables and uncountables in interest(s). Engineering and Math interest me. Books interest him. His interests include sports. he only seeks his own interests. ...
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Is the plural for the word 'million' wrong in this context?

Passage: A great deal of the time you were expected to make them up out of your head. For example, the Ministry of Plenty's forecast had estimated the output of boots for the quarter at 145 million ...
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“get unexpected responses” vs. “get unexpected response” vs. “get an unexpected response”

Which of the following three sentences would be correct? What are the differences between them? You don’t have to check the correctness of the database table unless you get unexpected response for ...
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Can I use the verb 'even' in such expression 'I can't even their knowledge'?

additional information According to this source the word 'even' can be used as a verb (e.g. she cut the hair again to even up the ends) question #1: Can I use the verb 'even' to describe action ...
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“Ways to prevent (a) Cold/Colds” Correct?

Which of these are more proper and why? Ways to prevent a cold or Ways to prevent colds I learned in high school that "cold" is singular and plural and at the time.
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Could it be a structure of “How many -singular noun- is there?”

We had an argument in our collage if it's possible to have such structure: "How many -singular noun- is there?" For example: How many chair is there? The claim of the supporters: This ...
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Questions about plurale tantum nouns

Which question should be asked about one pair of trousers as a plurale tantum noun denoting the single object (with two trouser legs although)? What's this? (They're trousers.) or What are ...
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The number of apples, the number of oranges, the numbers of apples and oranges?

When we count objects, we can say The number of apples is two. The number of oranges is three. I am wondering how to combine these two sentences. Can I say that: The number(s) of apples and ...
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Singular or plural with “zero”: “The temperature will drop to zero degree(s)”

Please have a look at the two sentences below: The temperature will drop to zero degree. The temperature will drop to zero degrees. So which one is correct? In other words, how to use the plural ...
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usage of “curriculum”

If curriculum already implies academic, is it redundant to say I have equipped myself with a diverse academic curriculum? Also, is curriculum plural (is "a curriculum" appropriate)?
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Drive a car vs cars [duplicate]

He can drive a car. He can drive cars. I found both sentences on a website. Could you tell me the difference. I think 1 is more like permission and 2 is more like an ability.
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Planes vs a plane

If I say I took a plane to Canada. I believe it means I took one certain plane. But I took planes to Canada. Does it mean that I was in some planes at once? And not mean "I took a plane and I ...
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Formally can money be in a plural form (monies) or not?

I have studied that money is a mass noun, but now I saw that money can be in plural form as well. So I am confused. when we say on something that it's uncountable, then should it not be in one form ...
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“To fly big passenger airliners calls for long training and experience” [duplicate]

I've seen the following sentence in the book which teaches English as a corrected sentence. My question is why the word passenger -in the following sentence- is referred as a singular while almost ...
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What plural-only nouns does English have?

Some nouns, like "clothes," exist in the plural only. Is there a list of such nouns, or a rule or pattern that describes the set, and can be used to figure out if a singular form of a plural noun does ...
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Is it grammatically correct to put both of related nouns in plural form? [duplicate]

Is it grammatically correct to put both of related nouns in plural form? Like: cards databases / databases of cards words variations / variations of words etc
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Can the word 'crowd' be used in plural

I've found this sentence in a Straightforward intermediate student's book (p7): "I never miss." Mitty is holding a heavy automatic and the crowd believe him Shouldn't it be like 'the crowd ...
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“Neither of which applies” or “neither of which apply”? [duplicate]

While typing a question, I became unsure of which form to use for a verb. That would be the first time a morph has disappeared (except for Sario Rips and allergies, neither of which apply here.) ...
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Singular or plural when listing items?

Now, we provide the definitions of A, B and C. In the above sentence, should I put an s for word definition or not?
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group noun singular or plural

Are group nouns like team or police singular or plural? The team (is/are ) preparing for the next game. Police (is/are ) looking for the suspects.
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Do I use the singular or plural form – letter/letters?

Do I use the singular or plural form – letter/letters? In the paragraph if there is a cross above the letter A or B, highlight them blue. In the paragraph if there is a cross above the letters A or B,...
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“which are itself / themselve” in case of multiple neuters?

Consider the following sentence: This allows convenient writing of queries in JavaScript template strings (that is itself delimited with backticks). "is" refers to "template strings", but "...
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It show the increase(s)

Would it be correct (and why?) to use a plural form in a sentence like: The data shows the increases in traffic for different things. I would think that a singular noun may be better, because we ...
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Two Degree of Freedom System or Two Degrees of Freedom System?

When to use either expression? Two Degree of Freedom System or Two Degrees of Freedom System? For example, let's say you're in a class, the teacher came said: Today we will discuss the ...
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Are the boys or the girl coming?

What is the correct way to use is / are in sentences where you talk about either several persons / objects, or a single person / object? If you're expecting company and you know it will either be one ...
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The cost savings “are” or “is” 50%?

I wonder if I should use are or is in the following sentence: The cost savings ____ 50%? Or should I just say the cost savings percentage is 50%. Thanks
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All that combine or all that combined?

I don't want to make the same mistake. Therefore, I did my homework on my potential colleges. Moreover, I have my ultimate goal of becoming a research dentist. All that combine, my next obligation is ...