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    Plural or Singular?

    If, for example, each student attends a different seminar, which is more appropriate to say using "they" instead of "each student"?

    1. They will attend a seminar.
    2. They will attend seminars.

    What's the difference between these two sentences, if there is any?
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    Re: Plural or Singular?

    Quote Originally Posted by gorikaz View Post
    If, for example, each student attends a different seminar, which is more appropriate to say using "they" instead of "each student"?

    1. They will attend a seminar.
    2. They will attend seminars.

    What's the difference between these two sentences, if there is any?
    Hello, gorikaz,

    Number 1 indicates that each student will attend the same seminar.

    Number 2 could indicate that every student will attend the same seminars or that each student will attend a different seminar(s). The sentence would need clarification in order to be properly understood.

    Regards

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    Re: Plural or Singular?

    Quote Originally Posted by gorikaz View Post
    If, for example, each student attends a different seminar, which is more appropriate to say using "they" instead of "each student"?

    1. They will attend a seminar.
    2. They will attend seminars.

    What's the difference between these two sentences, if there is any?
    To be completely clear:

    They each will attend a different seminar.

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    Re: Plural or Singular?

    Thank you for your clarification and help!

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    Re: Plural or Singular?

    Quote Originally Posted by gorikaz View Post
    Thank you for your clarification and help!
    You're welcome.

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