I am not a native English speaker. Maybe the question is stupid...

Each consumer chooses one of the two options: (1) buying one unit; or (2) buying a second unit. When I want to say some consumers (plural) who choose the option (1) or option (2) will do something, is it correct to say: Those who buy one unit will blablabla..., and those who buy a second unit will blablabla...

It is indeed correct to say: someone who buys one unit will blabla..., and someone who buys a second unit will blablabla.... When aggregating multiple consumers, should the "unit" also be aggregated as plurals or not?


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    He who buys one unit .... Those who buy one unit.... Those who buy several units....He who buys a second unit....Those who buy a second unit.....Those who buy several units. A second unit is always one unit. Several units are... well several units, plural.
    – Centaurus
    Apr 4, 2019 at 1:06
  • Your sentence is not grammatical. If there are two options, and the first option is "buying 1 unit", then the second option is "buying 2 units' NOT "buying a second unit" (because you cannot buy a second unit until you have already bought 1 unit). What about "If you buy 1 unit, you will ..., but if you buy 2 or more units, you will ...". Or the second part could be "... if you buy at least 2 units ...".
    – TrevorD
    Apr 6, 2019 at 15:39

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If I understand what you're asking, I might call option 2 a package, or package deal, then you just have people who purchase a unit vs people who purchase a package.

Then you can: People who purchased a unit will... People who purchased a package will...

Other option to to say "people who purchased multiple (or two) units".

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