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    A disregard to Their safety

    Hi All,

    I got the following sentence from a grammar book.

    'Teenagers often show a reckless disregard to their own safety.'

    Can we use a singular object when the subject is plural?

    Also, please give me some more examples of this kind.

    Thanks,

    MG.


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    Re: A disregard to Their safety

    Yes, that's fine (although I'd prefer 'for' rather than 'to'). Teenagers exhibit a (one) certain type of disregard in this case.
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    Here are some further examples (I googled them):
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    Americans share a lack of confidence in the Internet that could have political consequences.
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    Finally, candidates should demonstrate an interest in participation in the College’s general education offerings.
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    Doctors of chiropractic have a deep respect for the human body's ability to heal itself without the use of surgery or medication.

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    Re: A disregard to Their safety

    Philly,

    Thanks a lot.

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