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    Hello teachers
    I have this sentence and I am really confused .. I don't know which of both os these is right ?

    1 - All of john's friends and supporter hope and pray for his recovery .
    2 - All of john's friends and supporters hope and pray for his recovery .

    and what kind of mistake is this ?
    is it
    1- agreement ... or
    2 - wrong form

    please don't let me down ..
    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: All of john's friends and supporter / supporters

    Quote Originally Posted by herbiji View Post
    Hello teachers
    I have this sentence and I am really confused .. I don't know which of both os these is right ?

    1 - All of john's friends and supporter hope and pray for his recovery .
    2 - All of john's friends and supporters hope and pray for his recovery .

    and what kind of mistake is this ?
    is it
    1- agreement ... or
    2 - wrong form

    please don't let me down ..
    thanks in advance
    ###

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    Default Re: All of john's friends and supporter / supporters

    thanks so much
    would you please write the grammer which assure your choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbiji View Post
    thanks so much
    would you please write the grammer which assure your choice
    All usually refers to three people at least, and that's why we use the plural forms of surporters.

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    Default Re: All of john's friends and supporter / supporters

    thanks
    I know that all gives a plural form but I think here is something different
    All of John's friends and suppoerter / suppoerter
    so I think there is a special grammer for such sentences
    don't forget and here
    Last edited by herbiji; 21-Feb-2007 at 11:42.

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    Default Re: All of john's friends and supporter / supporters

    In other words, it's an agreement problem.

    All heads the coordinated set friends and supporter. Both nouns need to agree in number.

    1 - All friends and supporter
    2 - All friends and supporters

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    Thanks so much

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    Default Re: All of john's friends and supporter / supporters

    You're welcome, herbiji.

    angliholic, as always, thank you for your contributions. We truly appreciate your help. Next time, though, you may want to provide the reasoning behind your answer(s). Posters are funny that way.

    All the best.

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