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“Their body” vs “Their bodies” when referring to people of similar type [duplicate]

I know that for "a group of people", it seems to be treated as singular ([a] group). However, given the below: Gymnastic teachers, who serve as role models for others, should keep their [body/...
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Singular or plural noun: “… all had a wonderful summer” vs. “… wonderful summers” [duplicate]

Which of the following is correct when addressing an audience or more than one person? Or are both equally valid? I hope you have all had wonderful summers! OR I hope you have all had a ...
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Collective Noun: Is the possessive with “children” singular or plural? [duplicate]

Which is preferred: Children will have their picture displayed. OR Children will have their pictures displayed. The actually photographs of children not drawings
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Everyone has a dream with stars in their heart / hearts? [duplicate]

As in the title, I'm conflicted whether to use the former or the latter. Logically speaking, I'd rather choose "hearts" since we're talking about everyones', but some quotes found on the internet make ...
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Which one is correct: “students' birthday” or “students' birthdays”? [duplicate]

I know that "children" is a plural noun and "birthday" is a countable noun, but I saw this sentence in a book: Children have a birthday cake at their birthday. Why is "children" (which is a ...
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value: singular vs plural [duplicate]

"Wall Street banks had made billions of dollars on complex investments backed by mortgages whose value now plunged." In this sentence, why was the word "value" used as a singular ...
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possessives and number (sing./pl) [duplicate]

I'm revising a text containing these two sentences: a) Students’ sex was coded by using their first names. b) Students’ birthday was self-reported in the survey. I'm sure the correct ...
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Members must use their own cards ,or, members must use their own card? [duplicate]

Which is correct? Members must use their own cards, or, members must use their own card?
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'Interiors of these houses' or 'interior of these houses'? [duplicate]

If 'interior' is not wrong (or even preferred), then how about 'wife of these men' (instead of 'wives of these men')?
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Singular or Plural after plural subjects [duplicate]

In the following sentence, which should I use, singular phone or plural phones? Most people have (a) smartphone(s) nowadays. I think singular is correct, because using plural makes it sounds like ...
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Many users, one address each: Users address? Users addresses? User addresses? [duplicate]

In the context of writing a technical document, I need to refer to a data structure that contains a list of addresses, in fact one address for each user in the system. Should I call this data ...
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Plural subject takes plural object? [duplicate]

There is no problem if a singular subject is having one or more objects. singular-singular: The student sat down on his seat. singular-plural: The student looked at his books. There is also ...
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How to close a note to more than one person and their family? [duplicate]

I wrote a note addressed to more than one group. Do I close the note to you and your family or to you and your families? My memory would say either or is correct.
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Is it “a sombre look” or “sombre looks” when there are many people having (a) sombre facial expression(s)? [duplicate]

I am looking at a situation where many people are wearing the look and I don't know for sure which one to use between these two: They had all gathered in the ante-room, wearing a sombre look. They ...
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Singular or plural? into a working-class family or working-class families [duplicate]

Which one of the following sentences is correct? Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were born into working-class families. Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were born into a working-class ...

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