If I have only one front door, and only one back door, and they are both red.

Which is correct:

  1. The front and back door are red;
  2. The front and back doors are red.

I feel that (1) looks wrong and that (2) indicates that there are a plurality of both front and back doors.

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    Phantom upvoters are at least as unhelpful as phantom downvoters. Aug 14, 2015 at 15:33
  • How many doors are red??
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    Aug 14, 2015 at 16:27