This tag applies to questions that deal with grammatical number: “singular” versus “plural”, and (rarely) also “dual”.

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Percentages - singular or plural when it's a % of a group of items:

Example : 50% of paper and board produced globally is/are used for packaging?
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Should I use “both” or “each”?

Two sisters went away to college for four years. In restating the above, which of the following sentences is correct? Both sisters went away to college. Each of the sisters went away to college. ...
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“What I'm looking for is”

Which one of the below is correct, or, if both are correct in certain contexts, which is the preferred one? What I'm looking for is methods that help... or What I'm looking for are the ...
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Plural of title of form name

I am writing a letter referencing a document title. I have several of the same document that I need to include the title of the documents in the letter. Do I write "please find six Form 2322" or ...
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why “the American consumer” instead of “the American consumers”?

as in "The Survey of the American Consumer" or "The state of the American consumer". Why singular here? Thanks a lot for answering.
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Subject/Complement Agreement. How to describe problem with “The thing is the objects.”

In my ell answer, version 32, I provided the following, problematic, wording (especially bold italic), and I need help to better understand this issue so I can fix my answer:1 The thing is ...
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Plural noun to refer to a list of types for it?

If I have a noun with a list of different types it can be, should this noun be plural? For example, a "stage" can be a "planning stage" or a "play stage." Which of the following is correct? ...
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which is better, “deformation” or “deformations”?

This is for a thesis title so I want to be sure it makes sense. Would it be more correct to write: "defects and structural deformations" (plural); as in, there are a number of possible ...