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Which is preferred:

Children will have their picture displayed.
OR
Children will have their pictures displayed.

The actually photographs of children not drawings

marked as duplicate by Edwin Ashworth, choster, Hellion, tchrist, Misti Apr 13 '15 at 6:58

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  • actually photographs of children not drawings – Ray Apr 11 '15 at 19:33
  • It is permissible to use singular-in-plural-context (eg 'Children, take your compasses in your right hand ...) as has been discussed here before. Then 'Children will have their picture displayed' disambiguates to one picture per child. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 11 '15 at 20:15
  • If the photo/s are of the children then for a single group photo: A photo of the children will be displayed. More than one photo, the following is acceptable: The children's photos will be displayed Please specify if the photos (pictures) on display are more than one. – Mari-Lou A Apr 12 '15 at 6:19
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Both work, different applications:

  1. Children will have their picture displayed.

A single picture, covering everyone.

  1. Children will have their pictures displayed

Multiple pictures, each of them covering everyone.

or

Multiple pictures, covering them individually and/or in groups.

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