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    Singular, plural and noun conundrum

    Friends, I'm confuse regarding the usage of countable and uncountable noun in this sentence. Because of the obscurity of that word I'm not been able to comprehend whether it's singular or plural. Actually, I want to use this term in my sentence: "vote bank trust". In this sentence I'm not sure term "vote bank" is countable noun or uncountable noun, in other words singular or plural. Only after knowing it I can put "s" with the word trust. So, chums help me figure out it's singular or plural and the sentence should be : "vote bank trust" or "vote bank trusts" ?

    The whole sentence is like this: Not even Ahmadinejad's vote bank trust him anymore.
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    #2

    Re: Singular, plural and noun conundrum

    Hi razer,
    vote bank is singular, vote banks is plural.


    vote bank - Wiktionary


    Votebank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Wiki links can't be consider as reliable. Further there is nothing on grammar aspect of that word. Regarding the word vote-banks I feel I've yet to confront such word. Any more info ? Where r senior guys ?


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    You takes your choice. It can be either a votebank or several votebanks.

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    Great. If I could figure it out on my own then why I was wandering in this forum As I've told in my given sentence the term is: vote bank. Now tell me it's countable noun or uncountable singular noun ?

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    Re: Singular, plural and noun conundrum

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Great. If I could figure it out on my own then why I was wandering in this forum As I've told in my given sentence the term is: vote bank. Now tell me it's countable noun or uncountable singular noun ?
    You've been given the answer twice. You've dismissed sash2008 out of hand, and you don't believe Anglika. Why would anyone else want to try to help you?
    How many vote banks does Ahmadinejad have? If it's more than one, you'd use 'trust'.

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    Re: Singular, plural and noun conundrum

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Great. If I could figure it out on my own then why I was wandering in this forum As I've told in my given sentence the term is: vote bank. Now tell me it's countable noun or uncountable singular noun ?
    Razer bhai, try to be a little more polite. Given your context I would say that singular is appropriate hai na?

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    Re: Singular, plural and noun conundrum

    "Razer bhai, try to be a little more polite. Given your context I would say that singular is appropriate hai na?"
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    I was always polite here one can check my record. Sorry, if was impolite Bhai Sahab, will be more cautious next time. I didn't get the "satisfying' reply after a long time; the replies I got are not much helpful therefore I got frustrated and "perhaps" used "bit" impolite language. My apology to all once again.

    Yes, I also feel it should be singular. Correct hai Thanks for clearing my confusion. Others thanks to u also and I regret if I said anything hurtful to u.

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