Is there anything wrong with this sentence:

"My class sizes range from 10 to 50 students coming from diverse background"?

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    Make background plural - diverse implies more than one. – Lawrence Dec 13 '15 at 23:26
  • Stand up for lost causes ! Say "...from divers backgrounds," instead. – Hugh Dec 14 '15 at 1:33

"Background" should be plural because each of the 10-50 students would have his or her own background.


As it has been stated by Lawrence, diverse implies more than one. The sentence needs the article (a) in front of diverse. Using the plural form of background would also suffice.

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