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    The use of plurals!

    When writing a sentence that includes durations, for example, days weeks or months. Why and when is it appropriate to pluralise the duartion?

    for example; the patient has been experiencing pain for one week.

    While another sentence would pluralise the duration. E.g this gentleman has had one months history of pain.

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    Re: The use of plurals!

    Singular
    The patient has been experiencing pain for one week.

    Plural
    The patient has been experiencing pain for weeks.

    Possessive
    This gentleman has had one month's history of pain.

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