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    Can I use "Thousands of" modify "audience"?
    e.g. "Thousands of audience pay tribute to the performance."
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Jan-2013 at 09:03.

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    Default Re: collective noun

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    Can I use "Thousands of" to modify "audience"?
    e.g. "Thousands of audience pay tribute to the performance."
    I'm afraid not, *^^* (how do you pronounce that?)

    You could say 'Thousands of audiences. . .' if they were at thousands of concerts, or 'An audience of thousands. . .' if you're referring to one concert.

    Rover (pronounced 'Rover')
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Jan-2013 at 09:11.

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