If I want to convey the message that has the meaning as follows
We are going to find the right job for each student.
I would like to ask which one is better and why?
- We are going to find the right jobs for the students.
- We are going to find the right job for the students.
The rule is that the student can have only one job and we are going to find only one job for each of them. If I use the first choice, my concern is that it seems possible to imply the many to many relation? (Esp. many jobs for one student, which is not desirable.) But also the second choice might imply that I am going to find only one job for all students.
Another similar case might be the situation where I see a lot of umbrellas which belong to students but only one umbrella per student. Should I say "The umbrellas of the students or the umbrella of the students".
Or it might be the case that the language is ambiguous and to use something like "the umbrella of each of the student." is unavoidable in order to be specific.