obj of prep (sing or plural)
I need your help on a subject that I came stumbling on.
I don't know the rule or rules for whether the object of the prep should be plural or singular.
Example: Los Angeles has received numbers of immigrants in recent years.
Is it ok if numbers and immigrants be singular? If not why?
Example 2: I think the most wasted of all days is...bla bla bla.
Should it be day instead of days.
Is there a rule that tell whether I should label singular or plural after:
ex: all the time(s)?
ex: all of the time(s)?
ex: of all day(s)?
ex: most of American(s)?
Thank you ahead.
Re: obj of prep (sing or plural)
Los Angeles has received numbers of immigrants in recent years. :tick:
Los Angeles has received a number of immigrants in recent years. :tick:
Los Angeles has received a number of immigrant in recent years. :cross:
Simply, 'immigrants' has to be in the plural because more than one came. You could use it as compund, in which case it would not take the plural:
Time- this would be plural when in meant 'on every occasion/'- All the times I met him,
Most (of the) Americans- always plural.