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Offline Cindy

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singular or plural?
« on: May 06, 2021, 04:08:34 am »
Dear all,

Should 'study' be used in singular or plural form in the following sentence?

'Teachers are impressed by his conscientious and enthusiastic attitude in work and (study/studies).
 Please tell why is it so.

Thanks a lot!
Cindy

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Re: singular or plural?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 05:53:31 pm »
Hi all,

Could anyone reply to this question please?

Thank you!

Cindy

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Re: singular or plural?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 06:27:29 pm »
Cindy,

The logic is roughly the same as in your question about the indefinite article. Here I would use "study." That is a general concept and balances "work" well.
Best wishes,

Duncan

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Re: singular or plural?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2021, 10:45:39 am »
Thank you Duncan for your reply!

As you mentioned 'balance' matters, is the plural form of 'studies' fine in the following sentence?

'Tom is able to manage his time and balance his 'studies and activities.'

Many thanks!

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Re: singular or plural?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 12:07:22 pm »
Perfect
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 04:32:02 pm »
 
 

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