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    to make up one's mind

    Hello Everyone,

    Sometimes one stumbles over a simple question, usually when the problem occurs in written English with its lower tolerance to errors.

    Which is correct:

    How long shall we have to wait for them to make up their (1) mind or (2) minds?

    A Teacher's opinion will be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: to make up one's mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomasz Klimkiewicz
    Hello Everyone,

    Sometimes one stumbles over a simple question, usually when the problem occurs in written English with its lower tolerance to errors.

    Which is correct:

    How long shall we have to wait for them to make up their (1) mind or (2) minds?

    A Teacher's opinion will be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,

    TK
    I would consider the context.

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    #3

    Re: to make up one's mind

    If talking about something like a committee, I'd probably use the singular. If talking about a less structured group, I'd go for the plural.


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    Re: to make up one's mind

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    If talking about something like a committee, I'd probably use the singular. If talking about a less structured group, I'd go for the plural.
    I do agree with you. sarcastically I would use plural as well - along the line of can we come to a conclusion sooner not later.

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