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In this case, the noun isn't 'store', the noun is 'store closure'. The author is not talking about the stores themselves, but is referring to the fact that they are closing.


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These sentences mean different things: If Larry and Tom jointly own a hardware store then it's the first. If Larry owns a hardware store and Tom also owns a hardware store, then its the second.


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In other contexts, "the Chester Beckers" could conceivably mean "the Beckers who are from Chester" (as opposed to some other people named Becker, from somewhere else) or "a couple whose surname was Chester Becker." In this case, however, we can safely assume that it means "Chester Becker and his wife." This is because the same passage includes references ...


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To me, the word 'any' should always be followed by a singular noun. Example: Do you have any idea as to when this work will get done? Having said that, the below is also correct. Example: Do you know any of these boys, who fled the scene on the other day?"


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TLDR: It could mean the family of "Chester Becker", but it is really a signifier of upper-class people. This question needs two answers: when is a last name (surname) plural, and who is Chester Becker? When is a surname plural? When referring to an entire family, the last name becomes plural. The John Smith family The Smith family The Smiths The Sarah ...


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Since this is a weekly event, you have the option of either saying: All singular: Classes will be held Monday, Friday and Saturday or all plural: Classes will be held Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays You will find both usages are common in spoken and written English. In both business writing and conversation, it is very common to drop the plural and ...


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Second is correct, as plural verbs don't end in an "s." "The things make it look beautiful." (Source)


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Those who also know basic Spanish grammar might find it easier to think of word like thee, ye, thou, brethren, and such as being like the formal "Vosotros" form, which have mostly been displaced by the less formal "Tu" form, of you, brother, yes, and such. When teaching English as a Second language, this made sense to the Hispanic kids when helping them ...


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The efficiency of the companies were evaluated based on operating profit per employee (weightage-60 percent), growth in operating profit (20 percent) and balance sheet size (20 percent). It should be: The efficiency of the companies was evaluated based on operating profit per employee (weightage-60 percent), growth in operating profit (20 percent) and ...


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Epistles is correct plural form. Source


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The plural is "epistles". Google's dictionary can provide you with the plural:


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