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    Default Can I use either singular or plural nouns?

    Are the following usages of singular and plural nouns correct?

    1. Store the product in a place protected from water and humidity.
    2. Store the product in places protected from water and humidity.
    3. Do not store the product in a place where the temperature goes above 30C.
    4. Do not store the product in places where the temperature goes above 30C.

    In the above cases, can I use either singular or plural nouns?

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    Default Re: Can I use either singular or plural nouns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Are the following usages of singular and plural nouns correct?

    1. Store the product in a place protected from water and humidity.
    2. Store the product in places protected from water and humidity.
    3. Do not store the product in a place where the temperature goes above 30C.
    4. Do not store the product in places where the temperature goes above 30C.

    In the above cases, can I use either singular or plural nouns?
    Not really, no. Although there are many places where it would be suitable to store the product, you can only store the product in one place at any one time. That one place needs to be protected from water and humidity, or below 30 degrees C, particularly at the time the product is stored there.

    Had it said "Store products ..." then "places" would be more appropriate.

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