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    #1

    version or versions

    Hi,

    Question:
    Should I use “version or versions”?

    Background:
    For some very famous movies, there are many version, eg, English version, Japanese version, Chinese version, etc.

    Sentence:
    I discussed the content in the English version / versions of some of my girlfriend’s favor movies.



    My opinion:
    “version” should be used, because, for each movie, there is 1 English version only.
    “movies rather than movie” is used, so we don’t need to write “versions” to tell the reader that there are more than 1 favor movie.

    Thanks


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    Re: version or versions

    one version for each language

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    #3

    Re: version or versions

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Should I use “version or versions”?

    Background:
    For some very famous movies, there are many version, eg, English version, Japanese version, Chinese version, etc.

    Sentence:
    I discussed the content in the English version / versions of some of my girlfriend’s favor movies.



    My opinion:
    “version” should be used, because, for each movie, there is 1 English version only.
    “movies rather than movie” is used, so we don’t need to write “versions” to tell the reader that there are more than 1 favor movie.

    Thanks
    When you list them ie "English version, Japanese version etc etc" then the singular is fine. However, in your original sentence you have put "there are many version". This is incorrect - the use of there ARE and the word MANY means that you must use the plural, therefore "there are many versions...."

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    #4

    Re: version or versions

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    My opinion:
    version” should be used, because, for each movie, there is 1 English version only. “movies rather than movie” is used, so we don’t need to write versions” to tell the reader that there are more than 1 favor movie.

    Thanks
    (Not a teacher)
    I think in your opinion quoted above, there is another subject-verb agreement problem. Can you spot that?

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    Re: version or versions

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    (Not a teacher)
    I think in your opinion quoted above, there is another subject-verb agreement problem. Can you spot that?

    "I think in your opinion quoted above, there is another subject-verb agreement problem. Can you spot that?"


    No, sorry, could you please tell me my problem?

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    Re: version or versions

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post

    "I think in your opinion quoted above, there is another subject-verb agreement problem. Can you spot that?"


    No, sorry, could you please tell me my problem?

    My opinion:
    version” should be used, because, for each movie, there is 1 English version only. “movies rather than movie” is used, so we don’t need to write versions” to tell the reader that there is more than 1 favourite movie.

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