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    which one can i say. i would prolly expect more than one difference between the two sports, right. so should i pluralize it

    what is the difference between football and rugby
    what are the differences between football and rugby

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    Re: differences

    Yes, plural - unless you want to be extremely sarcastic: 'What is the difference between football and rugby? They both involve a lot of overgrown schoolboys chasing a ball about a field. Different shape of ball - that's all.'

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    Re: differences

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    which one can i say. i would prolly expect more than one difference between the two sports, right. so should i pluralize it

    what is the difference between football and rugby
    what are the differences between football and rugby
    The second is technically correct, but the first would also be very common.
    "Difference" can be used as a state of being and, as such, can be uncountable.

    "Prolly" should be "probably".

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