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    KLPNO is offline Senior Member
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    Default Like many a new arrival on any scene

    Hello everyone

    I'd to ask about the expression "Like many a new arrival on any scene".

    Like many a new arrival on any scene, these entities are unpredictable and irreverent and donít always oblige by obeying our traditionally accepted rules.

    Why is it not "Like many new arrivals on any scene"?

    Is it (Like many a new arrival on any scene) a set expression?

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    Default Re: Like many a new arrival on any scene

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd to ask about the expression "Like many a new arrival on any scene".

    Like many a new arrival on any scene, these entities are unpredictable and irreverent and donít always oblige by obeying our traditionally accepted rules.

    Why is it not "Like many new arrivals on any scene"?

    Is it (Like many a new arrival on any scene) a set expression?
    'Many a + noun (sing)' is a set-phrase.
    e.g. Many a man has done it. (=Many men have done it)

    Like many a new arrival = Like many new arrivals

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