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    rate

    Hi there,
    Is 'rate' singular or plural in the following sentences?

    The crime rate has been on the increase.
    The bank interest rate has increased.
    The economic rate has increased.

    Thanks
    yung


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    Re: rate

    singular.

    "crime rates/bank rates/economic rates" for plural rates.

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    Re: rate

    Hi there,

    Then how about this?

    The crime rates of USA are on the increase. OR
    The crime rate of USA is on the increase.

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    pete

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