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    Default emotions

    if someone says something offensive and they don't realize it you can say that, or
    in similar situations where one person is just unaware of the tensions.



    I found this sentence above online. Why did the writer pluralize tension. What if I singularize it, what difference does it make?


    if someone says something offensive and they don't realize it you can say that, or
    in similar situations where one person is just unaware of the tension.

    speaking of emotion

    is emotion singular or plural?I have seen both version. What difference does the two make?
    for example,
    I cant control my emotion
    or
    I cant control my emotions

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    Default Re: emotions

    You're making it more difficult than it needs to be. Was there one tension or many tensions?

    When one emotion is dominant it's singular: 'I can't control my emotion at winning.'

    When you're a mix of feelings it's plural: 'They struggled so hard and, against all the odds, they won. I can't control my emotions.'

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