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    #1

    why isn't it pluralized?

    Context is as below:
    "I can enumerate all manner of minutiae that mark me out as an American."

    Why isn't the "manner" here pluralized?
    That's grammatically incorrect in my opinion.

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    #2

    Re: why isn't it pluralized?

    I am not a teacher.

    It's idiomatic. The "manner" is embedded in "all manner of", which is invariable.

  1. Ksenia
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    Re: why isn't it pluralized?

    Well, maybe the word 'manner' can has another meaning.
    E. g.: a way of doing something;
    behavior;
    etiquette and so on.
    I want to say that 'manner' may be used in not direct meaning.
    I think so.

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