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The use of simple vs plural forms of noun before the article "The"
Hi: I found two books dealing with the development of English with different titles: The Story of English vs The Stories of English. What's the difference between the single and plural forms of "story"? Linguistically speaking, which one covers more filed of discussion?
Re: The use of simple vs plural forms of noun before the article "The"
To me it sounds as follows
Originally Posted by guzhao67
The story of English: story of the development of the English language over the centuries.
The stories of English: two possible options, i.e.
1. Stories/Tales related to English as a language and possibly its development.
2. The story of the development of English as a language but from different perspectives and therefore according to different research angles.
Hope it helps.
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