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This tag applies to questions that deal with grammatical number: “singular” versus “plural”, and (rarely) also “dual”.

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I think it is highly unlikely that either 1 or 2 is correct. I think Maugham has made an uncommon[1] choice to make spaghetti plural. Or if you think the speaker is expressing an opinion, he could b …
answered Aug 14 '10 by Chris
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According to a COCA query americans say "without reason" 21 times more often than "without reasons". Statistically speaking She started laughing without reasons is odd. According to CALD reason is b …
answered Aug 15 '10 by Chris
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Both each apple and each orange are respectively singular so it has to be has. If apples and oranges (plural) were the subject, you could use have.
answered Aug 20 '10 by Chris