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    packed the Taipei Arena

    In March 2006, more than 30,000 fans packs the Taipei Arena for his Heroes of Earth concerts, breaking attendance records.


    I wonder if I could interpret the above as the following. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.


    ...fills the Taipei Auditorium/Gymnazium to the capacity ... breaking the records for fans' number.

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    Re: packed the Taipei Arena

    I think the subject ‘more than 30,000 fans’ should take a plural verb ‘pack’ (*packs). Watch the spelling of ‘*Gymnazium’ (‘Gymnasium’). ‘... breaking the records for fans' number’ doesn’t sound quite natural for me. Perhaps ‘… the records for the most fans attended’ or ‘... breaking the records for the largest number of fans attended’ sounds better.

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    Smile Re: packed the Taipei Arena

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    I think the subject ‘more than 30,000 fans’ should take a plural verb ‘pack’ (*packs). Watch the spelling of ‘*Gymnazium’ (‘Gymnasium’). ‘... breaking the records for fans' number’ doesn’t sound quite natural for me. Perhaps ‘… the records for the most fans attended’ or ‘... breaking the records for the largest number of fans attended’ sounds better.
    Thanks, Buddhaheart.
    YOur suggestions sound excellent to me, but what about the first part?

    Is it proper to write "fills the Taipei Auditorium/Gymnasium to the capacity" instead?

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